Codeine Phosphate

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Codeine Phosphate Information

Codeine Phosphate is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Linctus. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pain, Cough. Secondary and off-label uses of Codeine Phosphate have also been mentioned below.

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

While these are the most often observed Codeine Phosphate side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Codeine Phosphate are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Codeine Phosphate is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Codeine Phosphate's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Codeine Phosphate related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Kidney Disease, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Codeine Phosphate since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Codeine Phosphate contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Codeine Phosphate with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Codeine Phosphate, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Codeine Phosphate Benefits & Uses

Codeine Phosphate is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Codeine Phosphate 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: Cough
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Cough
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Codeine Phosphate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Codeine Phosphate is used -

Moderate

Mild

Codeine Phosphate Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Codeine Phosphate safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Codeine Phosphate. If you are pregnant, do not take Codeine Phosphate without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Codeine Phosphate safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Codeine Phosphate. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Codeine Phosphate on the Kidneys?


    Codeine Phosphate rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Codeine Phosphate on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Codeine Phosphate. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Codeine Phosphate on the Heart?


    There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Codeine Phosphate. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Codeine Phosphate with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Codeine Phosphate Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Codeine Phosphate

  • Is this Codeine Phosphate habit forming or addictive?


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

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Codeine Phosphate as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Codeine Phosphate 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, Codeine Phosphate cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Codeine Phosphate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Codeine Phosphate


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Codeine Phosphate and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Codeine Phosphate


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Codeine Phosphate as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Codeine Phosphate

Question over 3 years ago

Can i take Codeine Phosphate with acetaminophen ?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

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

Question over 3 years ago

Can I take Codeine Phosphate with aspirin?

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

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

Question over 3 years ago

Can I take Codeine Phosphate with paracetamol?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 3 years ago

Can I use Codeine Phosphate for infant to treat diarrhea?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

No, you cannot use Codeine Phosphate for infants due to the risk of severe breathing problems in the children below 12 years old.

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Codeine Phosphate?

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

Take Codeine Phosphate in every 4-6 hours after a meal or as advised/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



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