Codine Syrup

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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: Codeine (10 mg) + Chlorpheniramine (4 mg)

Codine Information

Codine is a prescription drug, available for use as Syrup. It is typically used for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Cough. Other than this, Codine has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Codine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Codine include Nausea or vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Drowsiness. Normally, these side effects of Codine are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Codine's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Codine related warnings talks about Codine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other contraindications of Codine have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Codine have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Codine is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Codine Benefits & Uses

Codine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Codine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: strength 4 mg chlorpheniramine and 20 mg codeine in 5 ml
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: strength 4 mg chlorpheniramine and 20 mg codeine in 5 ml

Codine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Codine safe for pregnant women?


    Codine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Codine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Codine safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Codine. If you see any side effects, stop taking Codine immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Codine again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Codine on the Kidneys?


    Codine rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Codine on the Liver?


    Codine is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Codine on the Heart?


    Codine is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Codine with Other Drugs

Codine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Codine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Codine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Codine

  • Is this Codine habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, you can get addicted to Codine. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Codine. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Codine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Codine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Codine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Codine


    It is safe to take Codine with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Codine


    Consumption of alcohol and Codine together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Codine

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Codine with paracetamol?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can use Codine in combination with paracetamol, but you should always take this combination only after consulting your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Codine work?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , Internal Medicine

Codine works by blocking the receptors which induce pain throughout the body. When Codine is used to reduce coughing, it works by reducing the activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Codine?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Codine in every 4-6 hours after a meal or as advised/prescribed by your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Codine with aspirin?

Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

Yes, you can use Codine in combination with aspirin to treat the cough and cold, but you should always take this medicine after consulting your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Codine?

Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Do not take Codine for longer than 1 week without talking to your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Actacode ( codeine phosphate hemihydrate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 474

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 341-342

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 164,165

Package Leaflet [Internet]: TUXARIN ER™. USFDA

Package Leaflet [Internet]: CHLORPHENAMINE. Haupt Pharma Wülfing GmbH



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