Codeine is a generic medication, a narcotic pain reliever, and a cough suppressant similar to morphine and hydrocodone. It has a primary goal to provide pain relief and enhance the quality of life and increase the ability of patients to engage in their day to day activities. This narcotic medication is typically used to help relieve mild to moderate pain. It belongs to’ a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. A type of medicine is a group of the same medications that work for the same purpose. In the streets, an opioid also known as narcotics.
The actual mechanism of action of such opioids is not known; however, Codeine binds to receptors in the brain, such as morphine. It manipulates the pain messages which are going through the opioid receptors. In other words, we can say that Codeine works between the brain and the nervous system to change how our body feels and responds to pain.
It only reduces the sense of pain but not work at the actual reason for pain. It can decrease discomfort, but the pain still apparent to the individual.