Definition- Codeine is a cough syrup to help with throat pain.
Drug class-The drug class for codeine is opiates.
Legal?- Yes codeine is a legal drug that is prescribed by doctors
Slang names- Sizzurp, syrup, and lean are some nicknames for this drug
codeine is a synthetic drug that is a liquid/syrup
Its supposed to be used as an oral pain medicine. codeine works by mimicking the action of naturally occurring pain reducing chemicals called endorphin. endorphin are found in the brain & spinal cord its helps reduce pain with opiod receptors.
where it was first used- In 1804 by a German pharmacist in England
what is it used for- When used legally its a cough syrup. When used illegally its used in lean which is a mixture of things.
Codeine is an addictive drug.It is a fatal drug if overdosed. some side effects of withdrawal are Headaches,Insomnia,Muscle aches,Fever,Nausea,Vomiting,Sweating,Stomach pains,Diarrhea,Dehydration,Depression,and Cravings
short term and long term effects are nausea, drowsiness, and dry mouth
Codeine effect the central nervous system