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and chlorphenaramine as its contents. Codeine is a opioid
, and it is highly addictive. This is the reason of very high prevalence of corex abuse. As he is taking corex continuously for about 2 years then he has become dependent to codeine. Any attempt to sudden cessation of drug may precipitate withdrawal.
Either advise him to decrease the dose gradually if possible, this will cause only mild withdrawal.
Or visit a Psychiatrist
and take opinion. Medicines like Naltrexone
, Buprenorphin are used to prevent relapse and withdrawal syndrome. Anti craving drug like Acamprosate is also useful for long term maintenance. High level of motivation to quit is also must for successful de addiction.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi