What is codeine?

Codeine is an opiate used to treat pain, as a cough medicine, and for diarrhea. It is typically used to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain. Codeine generally taken by mouth. It typically starts working after half an hour with maximum effect at 2 hours. The total duration of its effects last for about 4 to 6 hours.

Codeine street names (Nicknames)

Cody, Schoolboy

How long does codeine stay in your hair?

For the majority of people, codeine stays in body systems and can be detected by hair test for up to 90 days.

How long does codeine stay in your saliva?

For the majority of people, codeine stays in body systems and can be detected by saliva test from 1 to 4 days.

How long does codeine stay in your urine?

For the majority of people, codeine stays in body systems and can be detected by urine test from 2 to 4 days.

How long does codeine stay in your blood?

For the majority of people, codeine stays in body systems and can be detected by blood test for up to 12 hrs.

The provided estimates are averaged and can vary upwards or downwards, depending upon many factors:

  • How long you have been taking codeine;
  • Whether you have excessive weight;
  • Whether you have had physical activity before test;
  • Dehydration of your body;
  • Metabolism, height, age, sex and other factors.