Codeine may equal morphine in causing pain sensitivity, study says

09/18/2013 | Medical News Today

Codeine provides less pain relief than morphine but can lead to similar levels of pain sensitivity, University of Adelaide researchers reported at the 2013 International Headache Congress. Researchers said that pain sensitivity is a concern for patients using opioid drugs and that long-term codeine use could worsen pain, especially among headache sufferers.

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