Classification: Opiate analgesic
Common Names/Nicknames: Cody, Captain Cody, schoolboy, doors and fours, loads, pancakes and syrup
Active Compound: Methylmorphine
Found in: Opium, codeine, painkillers with codeine
Mode of Consumption: Ingestion, injection
DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US): Schedule II in high doses or pure form. Legal with prescription with limited or no ability to refill; Schedule III in low doses and combined medications. Legal with prescription. Schedule IV in some cough syrups. Legal with regulation
Euphoria, drowsiness, anesthesia, decreased breathing, nausea, constipation, incontinence, pupil constriction, itchy skin
Acute: Hypoxia, seizures, coma, fatal overdose
Chronic: Addiction, tolerance, withdrawal, weight loss
Inhalation: Increased risk of pulmonary cancer, cardiovascular disease; Injection: Blood-bourne pathogens, pulmonary damage (talcosis), endocarditis, abscess
Males: Impotence; Females: Menstrual irregularities
Dangerous Drug Combinations: 
Potentially fatal combination with alcohol, barbiturates, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, and other drugs that suppress breathing.
Special Considerations:
Codeine is one of the weakest opiates available.

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