Codeine vs Promethazine-DM

Codeine
(Rx)
Promethazine-DM
(Rx)
Codeine is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Promethazine-DM is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.3
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 3, 1957
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
227,616 Discussions
125 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Cough
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Pain Relief
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Cramping
#9 for Diarrhea
Codeine is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Flu
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Congestion
#5 for Runny Nose
#6 for Common Cold
Promethazine-DM is prescribed for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cod
Nausea
5
Euphoria
4
Dizziness
2
Stomach Problems
1
Bruise
1
Burning
1
Paranoia
1
Hallucinations
1
Liver Damage
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Pro
Euphoria
9
Hallucinations
6
Cancer
6
Psychosis
5
Addiction
3
Delirium
3
Vivid Dreams
3
Respiratory Depression
3
Depression
2
Diabetes
2
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Codeine
Cod
Promethazine-DM
Pro
Nausea
Cod
Pro
5
0
Euphoria
Cod
Pro
4
9
Dizziness
Cod
Pro
2
0
Stomach Problems
Cod
Pro
1
0
Bruise
Cod
Pro
1
0
Burning
Cod
Pro
1
0
Paranoia
Cod
Pro
1
0
Hallucinations
Cod
Pro
1
6
Liver Damage
Cod
Pro
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Cod
Pro
1
0
Euphoria
Pro
Cod
9
4
Hallucinations
Pro
Cod
6
1
Cancer
Pro
Cod
6
0
Psychosis
Pro
Cod
5
0
Addiction
Pro
Cod
3
0
Delirium
Pro
Cod
3
0
Vivid Dreams
Pro
Cod
3
0
Respiratory Depression
Pro
Cod
3
0
Depression
Pro
Cod
2
0
Diabetes
Pro
Cod
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Codeine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Promethazine-DM during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Codeine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Promethazine-DM and alcohol.
Method of use
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Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 30 mg (Sol), 60 mg (Sol)
Syringe: 15 mg/mL, 30 mg/mL, 60 mg/mL
Solution: 15 mg/5 mL, 60 mg/mL
Syrup: , 6.25-15 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Codeine Phosphate
Dextromethorphan Hbr/Promethazine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Codeine and Promethazine-DM: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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