Single dose oral codeine, as a single agent, for acute postoperative pain in adults.
BACKGROUND: Codeine is an opioid metabolised to active analgesic compounds, including morphine. It is widely available by prescription, and combination drugs including low doses of codeine are commonly available without prescription. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, the time to onset of analgesia, the time to use of rescue medication and any associated adverse events of single dose oral codeine in acute postoperative pain. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed to...Expand abstract
- Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
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