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AC/DCAC/DC has several meanings and is also the name of a famous rock band, but today in the modern drug world it is a term widely used to describe prescription codeine cough syrup. This drug is used in the medical field as a cough suppressant, and in small doses is highly effective.  It is when someone abuses this drug that their lives can come into danger.

Effects of AC/DC Use

The user will first encounter short-term side effects of AC/DC which include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Agitation
  • Wheezing

These short-term effects of prescription codeine are common in users that use this drug for medical purposes and when the drug is taken in the right dosing, but when someone increases their dose amount of AC/DC in order to have a more intense high they will then be drawing closer and closer to having an overdose. Having an overdose on any drug is possibly fatal, and whenever someone overdoses on anything with codeine present their physical health and mental health are both at high risk.

An overdose of AC/DC will show side effects that include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulties breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Tremors
  • Vision problems
  • Severe headache
  • Constant vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of coordination
  • Memory problems

Speak With a Counselor About Addiction

These overdose side effects of codeine are common, and many mentioned can become deadly within minutes without medical attention. If someone that you care for or yourself are abusing AC/DC, contact Stop Your Addiction today toll-free. Our addiction treatment professionals will help you or your loved one begin the journey towards a life of recovery sooner, so that your life or your loved one’s life will be all that it is capable of being, addiction free.

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