Agent Name

Codeine

CAS Number

76-57-3

Formula

C18-H21-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

l-Codeine; Morphinan-6-ol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5-alpha, 6-alpha)-; Morphinan-6-alpha-ol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-alpha-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-; Morphine 3-methyl ether; Morphine monomethyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in pharmaceutical workers; [Kanerva, p. 1139] Asthma reported in pharmaceutical workers processing opiate compounds; [Malo]

Reference Link

Evaluation of cutaneous responses and lung function from exposure to opiate compounds among ethical narcotics-manufacturing workers

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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