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swim has been prescribed some 30mg codeine phosphate and was wondering if snorting them works. swim snorted 30mg and it seemed to take the edge off his withdrawals but it may of been a placebo either way swim has 25 left and was wondering about most effective way of administration... besides plugging
Nope..........SWIM advises SWIY doesn't snort perscription pills. especially codeine. best method would be to just swallow the pill.
especially since codeine usually allways comes with its nasty neighbor APAP and that is definitly not a good thing to put up SWIY's nose. (or rectum) :P
SWIM advises holding onto that pill until its time to sleep. untill then its gonna be tough sailing
bummer never mind swims going to give it a go anyway but he'll munch a few as well nothing like a double wammy codeines as weak as a kitten anyway (compared to H anyway)
Why bother coming to a harm reduction forum, asking for advice and then not take it? And yes, compared to heroin codeine is pretty weak, but has SWIY ever taken heroin? Cos if he hasn't how can he even make that comparison? Just use the search function, there are plenty of topics about ROA and the effects for codeine.
Insufflation (snorting) is usually used as a way of obtaining a high faster (but shorter lasting) than when taken orally, this is because Swiy's substance of choice can reach the bloodstream faster.
Codeine however mostly metabolises to the substance that creates its effects, Morphine, in your liver. Snorting it will not deliver the substance to your liver any faster, and some may be wasted in the process. Codeine is simply more effective orally, and snorting or IVing Codeine is unnecessary and in some cases may harm the user.
Stick to taking Codeine orally in future. There is no sense in damaging your nose when you are actually going to experience less of Codeine's effects as some may be lost in the process, and with no quicker onset due to it needing to be metabolised by the liver.
the reason swim asked for advice and didnt take it was because swim can make his own mind up after all its just advice. someone advised swim to IV it as he would get "a much better buzz" but swim didnt take their advice either. they didnt say it was dangerous just less effective, smoking H in a spliff is less effective than chasing but they go well together, swim was just experimenting. swim can make that comparison because hes tried heroin... well swims done a little more than "try it". swim did use the search function but he couldnt find anything on snorting codeine
heroineADDICT added 6 Minutes and 30 Seconds later...
swim just saw this post has 300 views but only 7 posts and 3 of them are mine, guess im not the only one who wants to know if you can snort codeine
Last edited by heroineADDICT; 23-04-2010 at 21:32.
Reason: Automerged Doublepost
If they're labelled as only Codeine Phosphate (and not Tylenol or any other APAP containing crap), snorting them is fine. Snorting them definitely works and yields a slightly shorter duration, slightly greater intensity high. Though if SWIY is using them to ward off withdrawal, a cat would suggest eating them.
@others: if you think snorting pharms is unsafe then you should also be saying eating them is just as unsafe. Otherwise you've got some interesting flaws in your logic. APAP containing pills are however an exception to this since they generally contain up to and above 100 times as much APAP as the active chemical.