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Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Moderate to severe pain, Dry cough
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Medicine Overview of Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Uses of Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Codeine Phosphate Linctus is used for moderate to severe pain and dry cough.

Codeine Phosphate Linctus side effects


Side Effects of Codeine Phosphate are Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Nausea, Constipation.

How to use Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Codeine Phosphate Linctus may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Codeine Phosphate Linctus works

Codeine Phosphate Linctus is an opoid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking transmission of pain signals to the brain to lower pain perception.

In Depth Information on Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Expert advice for Codeine Phosphate Linctus

  • Use Codeine Phosphate Linctus as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Codeine Phosphate Linctus, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.
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Codeine Phosphate Linctus related warnings
Special precautions for Codeine Phosphate Linctus
Codeine Phosphate Linctus may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Codeine Phosphate Linctus may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Codeine Phosphate Linctus may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Codeine Phosphate Linctus may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Codeine Phosphate Linctus?uses

If you miss a dose of Codeine Phosphate Linctus, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Frequently asked questions about Codeine

Q. Is Codeine phosphate legal in India?
Yes, however Codeine phosphate containing tablets require prescription in India
Q. Is Codeine phosphate addictive?
Codeine phosphate may cause addiction when consumed for longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine phosphate a narcotic/hydrocodone/morphine/depressant?
Codeine phosphate is a naturally occurring form of morphine and called as narcotic. Hydrocodone is derived form of Codeine phosphate. Codeine phosphate is not a depressant drug
Q. Is Codeine phosphate strong?
It depends on the dose. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine phosphate/Corex/Phensedyl over the counter or banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only
Q. Is Codeine phosphate/Corex bad or harmful?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Corex a drug?
No, Corex is a cough syrup which contains codeine as one of its component
Q. What is Paracodin/Paracodin tablets/Paracodin 10 mg/Paracodol/Paracodina/Paracodin drops/Phensedyl/Phensedyl cough syrup used for?
These are the trade names of codeine containing products. Your doctor may prescribe it (depending on the disease condition) for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome
Q. Can I take Codeine phosphate for flu/headache/toothache/cold/back pain/tonsillitis/migraine/menstrual cramps/stomach pain?
Codeine phosphate is specifically used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take codeine with naproxen/paracetamol/ibuprofen/advil/ warfarin/metronidazole/hydrocodone/diclofenac/ amoxicillin?
You can take codeine with paracetamol/ibuprofen/ Advil/ warfarin/ diclofenac/amoxicillin/naproxen. Taking metronidazole and hydrocodone may alter the effects of codeine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Codeine phosphate expire?
Codeine phosphate containing tablets are available with mention of expiry date on it. Before taking medicine, patient should consult pharmacist or doctor
Q. Does Codeine phosphate make you high/tired/fat/awake/ sleep/constipate/thin blood/headache?
Codeine phosphate causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Codeine phosphate have acetaminophen in it?
No, it does not contain acetaminophen in it. However, your doctor may prescribe Codeine phosphate along with acetaminophen.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Codeine Phosphate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Codeine Phosphate with Sibutramine
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Obewin, Welose, Reduce
Codeine Phosphate with Moclobemide
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Codeine Phosphate with Linezolid
Codeine Phosphate with Rasagiline
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Codeine Phosphate with Granisetron
Medicines with composition Granisetron: Tapit, Emegran 3, Granexa
Codeine Phosphate with Telbivudine
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep
Codeine Phosphate with Pimozide
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Arkazid
Codeine Phosphate with Sulpiride
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Codeine Phosphate with Lamivudine
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir, Lavir
Codeine Phosphate with Primidone
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Codeine Phosphate with Iloperidone
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt
Codeine Phosphate with Blonanserin
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Codeine Phosphate with Haloperidol
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase, Halopik, Hypnodol, Helinase, Typidol, Trikonace, Agidol
Codeine Phosphate with Clozapine
Medicines with composition Clozapine: Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop, Lozin, Lozapin, Z Clo, Zaporil, Closin, Skizoril, Zopizone, Sizopin, Kloza, Refract, Syzopin
Codeine Phosphate with Clomipramine
Medicines with composition Clomipramine: Imi-CI, Arimip, Clopic, Ocifril, Clomilent, Cloclam, Obsenil, Obnil, Clora, Clomip, Anafranil, Zenil, Clomine
Codeine Phosphate with Paroxetine
Codeine Phosphate with Levosulpiride
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, Edride, Ulpride, Prolevo, Micropride, Levogastrol, Tilpride
Codeine Phosphate with Posaconazole
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Codeine Phosphate with Chlorpromazine
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor, Chlorotame, Zinetil
Codeine Phosphate with Palonosetron
Medicines with composition Palonosetron: Palnox, Aloxy, Palozac, Instantino, Palzen, Themiset, Palonew
Codeine Phosphate with Sertraline
Codeine Phosphate with Phenobarbitone
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb
Codeine Phosphate with Penfluridol
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Codeine Phosphate with Phenytoin
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna
Codeine Phosphate with Imipramine
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit, Elamin, Diamin, Kidep, Depranil, Dimip, Depsol, Imizen, Hemidap, Antipres, Depsin
Codeine Phosphate with Rizatriptan
Medicines with composition Rizatriptan: Migsun, Rizact, Rizanet, Rizatan, Rizatrip
Codeine Phosphate with Paliperidone
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris
Codeine Phosphate with Phenindione
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Codeine Phosphate with Citalopram
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine
Codeine Phosphate with Clotrimazole
Codeine Phosphate with Ramosetron
Medicines with composition Ramosetron: Ibset
Codeine Phosphate with Eletriptan
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Codeine Phosphate with Risperidone
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