Codeine is an opiate used to treat pain, coughing, and diarrhea. It is typically used to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain. Greater benefit may occur when combined with paracetamol or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
It belongs to a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and to a class of medications called antitussives. When it is used to treat pain, it works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Codeine Sulfate is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderately severe pain. It may be used alone or with other medications. Codeine Sulfate belongs to a class of drugs called Antitussives;