Structural formula
Ball-and-stick model
Clinical data
Other namesNicodicodeine, 6-Nicotinoyldihydrocodeine, Nicodicodina[1], Nicodicodinum [1]
Routes of
Oral, intravenous
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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ECHA InfoCard100.011.241 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass406.482 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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Nicodicodine is an opioid developed as a cough suppressant and analgesic. [7] Synthesized in 1904, it is not commonly used, but has activity similar to other opioids. [7] Nicodicodine is metabolised in the liver by demethylation to produce 6-nicotinoyldihydromorphine, and subsequently further metabolised to dihydromorphine. Since the final active metabolite is the slightly stronger opiate dihydromorphine rather than morphine, nicodicodine can be expected to be marginally more potent and longer acting than nicocodeine. Side effects are similar to those of other opioids and include itching, nausea and respiratory depression.


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