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Posted by Paul on February 8, 1999, at 9:36:39

In reply to Re: codeine relieves depression, posted by Wayne R. on February 8, 1999, at 5:39:02

> I have been under treatment for depression for 30 years. I would respond well to most medications only to have them poop out in a short time. However, my life has recently changed. See my posting "Naltrexone for SSRI poop out" in February to see what worked for THIS patient. Naltrexone attaches to the opiat receptors just like codine does. Best wishes... Wayne

It is my understanding that Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, and as such, does bond to the same receptors that codeine does, but does not activate them, and thus produces none of the analgesic or euphoric effects of codeine. It would in fact counteract the effect of opioid agonists like codeine. It is the interest of agonists or mixed agonists/agonists on depression, I think is what is of interest regarding codeine.

But I could be wrong.




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