Codeine is a prescription painkiller.
Codeine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Actifed with codeine
Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Alternative Names Tylenol # 3 overdose; Phenaphen with codeine overdose; Tylenol with codeine overdose Symptoms Airways and lungs
Breathing shallow Breathing slow and labored Respiratory arrest Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Pinpoint pupils Heart and blood vessels
Low blood pressure Nervous system
Coma Convulsions Drowsiness Stupor (lack of alertness) Skin
Bluish skin (fingernails and lips) Cold, clammy skin Heavy sweating Stomach and gastrointestinal system
Nausea and vomiting Spasms of the stomach and intestines Vomiting Liver failure Urinary system
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