|Drug Sub-Category:||Opioid analgesic|
In medicine, one size doest not fit all. Two people who take the same medication may have very different responses.
Strong evidence now indicates that your genes play an important role, just as they contribute to whether you are tall or short, bruntette or blonde.
Whiles standard doses work of most medicines work for most people, many medications do not work at all in certain people or can cause annoying and sometimes dangerous side effects in others.
A genetic test for Codeine is recommended by our clinical team, as it has been shown that this enzyme is important in how the drug is handled in the body.
The test results can provide you and your doctor with a better understanding of how you respond to this drug. This can improve health outcomes, prevent adverse drug reactions and save moeny spent on inefectual medication.
...alternatively consider a single gene test
|Actacode (Australia)||Bepro (United Kingdom)||Codeine Contin (Canada)|
|codeine linctus (Australia)||Codeine linctus (Australia)||Codeine Phosphate (Alternative Generic Name)|
|Codeine Phosphate (Australia)||Codeine Sulphate (Alternative Generic Name)||Cold and flu relief (Australia)|
|David Craig (Australia)||Galcodine (United Kingdom)||Gold Cross codeine linctus (Australia)|
|Methylmorphine (Alternative Generic Name)||Panadeine Forte (Australia)|
|Crews KR (2012)||Crews KR et. all Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines for codeine therapy in the context of cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) genotype. Clin Pharmacol Ther2012. 91:321-326|
|Kelly et.al (2012)||Kelly, L.E., et al., More codeine fatalities after tonsillectomy in North American children. Pediatrics, 2012. 129(5): p. e1343-7.|