Codeine cold water extraction is a process by which any opiate derivative is taken out from a pain killer drug, such as Codeine. Many people are into the habit of utilizing pain killers for recreational purposes and they get addicted to the use of such pills, which contain opium in them. Codeine is one such pill. In this method, the addictive material is removed from Codeine, making it unusable for recreational purposes.
A specific group of painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, APAP, etc.) are typically present with the opium derivatives to add to the effectiveness of the analgesics. The pain killers come in specific ratio with these analgesics in the composition of the pill. Just in case a person has to take a pill that contains Codeine and APAP in the ratio of 15 mg/500 mg, and he has to take 180 mg of Codeine, he would have to consume 6000 mg of APAP, which would cause great damage to the liver.
The entire problem described above is solved by the process called Codeine cold water extraction. This process entirely mixes the opiate drug in the water and leaves the other ingredients behind. These other painkillers do not dissolve in water at the same temperature that opiates do. This means that Codeine mixes up in cold water leaving behind other pain killer elements at that particular temperature. Since only Codeine has mixed up, the desired dose of Codeine can now be consumed without causing harm to the liver. This method is very easy to do, very fast, and also very effective.
The mainstay of Codeine cold water extraction is to know how to proceed with the process. First of all it is very important to know what exactly we are looking to separate from Codeine. Caffeine, if contained in any pill, cannot be removed by this process.
Codeine is crushed and mixed thoroughly in tepid water. The moment the mixture is mixed up, the solution has to be cooled, better still totally refrigerated. The soluble material stays in the water and the insoluble material settles at the bottom, which can then easily be filtered out, which is also called decantation.
This process is put to use by fore running medicine industries as well as many research personnel in the development and betterment of some type of drugs with Codeine. Many medications to relieve pain have been manufactured by utilization of this simple and effective process.
Even if this procedure of extracting Codeine is considered to be the safest, any procedure which revolves around medicine and health should be handled with utmost care and caution. An expert medical advice is always suggested for the better utilization of a traditional process, by which the opiate derivative present in Codeine will get separated from other elements, making it reasonably comfortable for the liver to take up. Codeine is very effective in controlling pain but too much pain killers are considered to have damaging effect on the liver, hence sensible use of this cold water extracting process of Codeine can afford the effectiveness of the pill, excluding the harm to the body.
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