Treatment Name: Codeine etc. (Codeine phosphate)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: German Shepherd Dog

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Easy to use
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Useful in certain cases

Vuk Ignjic DVM



Posted Jul. 9, 2018

Given the fact that NSAIDs are generally avoided in these cases, and alternative analgesics are used to control the pain, codein can be a viable choice, though that's rarely the case.

Codein is a good choice if the pain is mild to moderate, and while it's mostly prescribed for acute pain, it can also be used for chronic pain if there is need. Since it's one of the few opioids which can be used orally in dogs, it's convenient for at home treatment.
It's generally well tolerated by dogs, and produces few adverse effects, mostly in higher doses.

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