Although, hydrocodone is a lot like codeine in terms of clinical effects, codeine is a natural derivative of opium plant whilst hydrocodone is synthetic. Since they are chemically unrelated, hydrocodone may be used safely in codeine sensitive individuals. But, you should consult your family doctor before taking any medication.
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