Codeine for Acute Pain for Urological or General Surgery Patients: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness


( Last Updated : December 2, 2019)
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC1201-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of codeine for patients with acute pain who have undergone general surgery?

  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of codeine with acetaminophen for patients with acute pain who have undergone general surgery?

  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of codeine for patients with acute pain who have undergone urological surgery?

  4. What is the clinical effectiveness of codeine with acetaminophen for patients with acute pain who have undergone urological surgery?


Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of codeine, with or without acetaminophen, for patients with acute pain having undergone urological or general surgery. Thus, the clinical effectiveness of codeine, with or without acetaminophen, for such patients remains unclear.