Active Ingredient History

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Dihydrocodeine is an opioid analgesic used as an alternative or adjunct to codeine to treat moderate to severe pain, severe dyspnea, and cough. It is semi-synthetic, and was developed in Germany in 1908 during an international search to find a more effective antitussive agent to help reduce the spread of airborne infectious diseases such as tuburculosis. It was marketed in 1911. Dihydrocodeine is metabolized to dihydromorphine -- a highly active metabolite with a high affinity for mu opioid receptors. Dihydrocodeine is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, including post-operative and dental pain. It can also be used to treat chronic pain, breathlessness and coughing. In heroin addicts, dihydrocodeine has been used as a substitute drug, in doses up to 2500mg/day to treat addiction.   NCATS

More Chemistry
  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Oral
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

( acetaminophen (tylenol), caffeine, dihydrocodeine - other names: synalgos-dc-a, trezix )
codhydrine | cohydrin | contugesic | dehacodin | df 118 | df-118 | dhc | dhc continus | dhc mundipharma | dicodin | dihydric | dihydrocodeine | dihydrocodeine, (5alpha,6alpha,14alpha)-isomer | dihydrocodeine, (5alpha,6beta,14alpha)-isomer | dihydrocodeine, (5alpha,6beta)-isomer | dihydrocodeine acetate, (5alpha,6alpha)-isomer | dihydrocodeine bitartrate | dihydrocodeine hydrochloride, (5alpha,6alpha)-isomer | dihydrocodeine phosphate | dihydrocodeine phosphate (1:1), (5alpha,6alpha)-isomer | dihydrocodeine tartrate (1:1), (5alpha,6alpha)-(r-(r*,r*))-isomer | dihydrocodeine tartrate (1:1), (5alpha,6beta)-(r-(r*,r*))-isomer | dihydrocodeine, thiocyanate salt (5alpha,6alpha)-isomer | dihydroneopine | drocode | hydrocodeine | hydrocodin | paracodin | paracodina | paramol 118 | parzone bitartrate | remedacen | rikodeine | tiamon | tosidrin


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