Codeine Persuasive Speech

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Codeine is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug which branches from the opioid analgesics which reduces and/or eliminates pain. It’s in medicine and is similar yet weaker than morphine. When used, one needs to follows doctor’s orders just like every other medication, because it may result in addiction if the prescription is not followed. It also connects to the human nervous system. Although Codeine is legal in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervise its manufacturing because it’s only legal with a prescription. If used without one, it is considered illegal. (3) This is so because codeine is known to be an addictive drug and should only be taken by the person it was prescribed to and it should not be abused. Codeine is composed of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen; an organic compound. Its chemical formula is C18H21NO3. (3) Most of the medicinal codeine is extracted from morphine…show more content…
If used in pill form, the pain relief can last from three to six hours. (3) Codeine is also quite common in cough syrup. Liquid cough syrups with codeine are usually taken with an expectorant to clear the discharge of phlegm from the respiratory tract. The removal of this phlegm can improve a patient's breathing making the use of codeine successful. This mixture of codeine cough syrup and an expectorant should be taken by the spoonful every four hours with a full glass of water. The part of the brain that controls coughing, the medulla oblongata is what the drug goes to terminate the pain. It is also frequently combined with other medicines to treat the symptoms of respiratory infections. (3) This connects to the nervous system because the medulla oblongata, the part of the brain which controls coughing, is affected by the intake of

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