The ban covers drugs, containing codeine – a drug similar in nature to their exposure to morphine. But, in contrast to the recognized "narcotic" drug, alkaloid has a less pronounced analgesic properties, contributes less retardation of the gastrointestinal tract and does not inhibit breathing. Codeine has a remarkable ability to block the cough.

The narcotic properties of codeine have long been known. Prolonged use of drugs containing this alkaloid in its composition, the person has persistent addictive (as other preparations of opiates). Dangerous and high doses of these drugs, you may experience euphoria or severe poisoning, accompanied by nausea, agitation, severe headaches.

From codeine medications extracted an alkaloid, which is made heavy, but cheap drugs, for example, desomorphine. The body gets used to it the first time. The use of desomorphine leads to the inflammation of the veins, and rapid tissue necrosis. The man begins to rot.

To block access to cheap raw materials for drug production, with the first of June is prohibited in the free sale of kodeinosoderzhashchy preparations. These include, for example, "Codelac", "Nurofen+", "Kaffetin", "Solpadein", "Pentalgin-N", etc. Now, to purchase pharmacy pain reliever or cough medicine with codeine, you must go to the district clinic to the physician to get a prescription.

Experts in pharmacology and health think, from the fact that these drugs are now sold by prescription, nobody gets hurt. Therapists will not repair obstacles to obtaining the necessary permissions. Will also be offered a similar drug, does not contain codeine. Professionals suggest that you can try to opt out of this type of medication, because they do not have treating properties, and prevent pain and cough for a while.