Breaking the codeine: Fatal forty DDI: Codeine, quinidine, CYP2D6

Clint Christensen, Nathan G. Orgain, Randal O. Dull

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This case discusses the pharmacokinetic interaction between codeine and quinidine. Codeine is a prodrug, metabolized to the active compound morphine by CYP2D6, quinidine is a 2D6 inhibitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Case Approach to Perioperative Drug-Drug Interactions
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781461474951
ISBN (Print)9781461474944
StatePublished - Sep 15 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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