Codeine Tablets 60mg
Codeine tablets 60 mg are generally an opiate which is used to treat cough, diarrhea and a mild degree of pain. It is a narcotic pain-reliever and cough suppressant similar to morphine and hydrocodone. Moreover, a small amount of codeine is converted to morphine in the body.
Codeine tablets function by gripping opioid receptors. These receptors are found in the central nervous system. They generate a sensation of relaxation, help in pain-relieving and produce a soothing effect on the neurotransmitter carrying pain signals. Due to these multiple factors, codeine 60mg proves to be an effective medication for the treatment of pain-related sleep disorders.
Codeine is equally effective in the treatment of a dry cough, cancer pain and severe diarrhoea. This medication increases tolerance to pain, reduces discomfort and relaxes the patient. It is marketed in combination with Paracetamol, Aspirin and Ipubrofen under different brand names. Codeine is available in different forms – tablets, capsules, liquids and soluble powders.
How Codeine offers relief in pain-related sleep disturbances?
Codeine impersonates the action of endogenous opioids by binding to opioids receptors at different points within the central nervous system. It decreases discomfort, increases tolerance to pain, depresses breathing, promotes drowsiness and allows an individual to rest peacefully throughout the night. Codeine is less regulated than other opiates ( such as morphine and OxyContin) but offers similar effects.
Codeine is the most commonly used opiate and finds a mention in World’s health organization list of essential medicines. This FDA approved medication should always be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional.