Codeine Phosphate Linctus

Prescription Required


Uses of Codeine Phosphate Linctus
Codeine Phosphate Linctus is used for moderate to severe pain and dry cough.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus side effects
  • 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.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus related warnings
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?
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Codeine Phosphate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Codeine Phosphate

Addicted to Codeine phosphate. If not take Codeine daily then i feel Nervous, Confused, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position, feeling of warmth, indigestion, Vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, sweating continuously, change in consciousness, decreased awareness or responsiveness, extreme sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, blurred or loss of vision, double vision, Dry mouth, headache, fear or nervousness, sleeplessness, trouble sleeping, tunnel vision, unable to sleep, weight loss, Can't Swallow properly food, water or juice etc. Unusual Dreams, Mood changes, Mental depression, Thinking about to do sucide, Geting Angry when tolerance of drug decreases, Antidiuretic effect. Etc I have addicted to codeine since 5 years ago. I have also taken tretment of physciatrist for 8 months. That time for 8 month i have taken codeine. Physciatrist prescribed me some tablets tab. Pari CR 12.5 , tab. Zapiz 0.5 & Zapiz 0.25, cap. Memorin. These medicine i have taken for 8 months. So kindly give me a well treatment for remove this adiction from my life. Thank you.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Treatment of drug addiction includes two phases- detoxification to manage withdrawal symptoms and rehabilitation to prevent relapse. Medicines are prescribed after clinical examination. This portal is to guide you regarding your problems and clarify doubts. You will need to see a psychiatrist in person for treatment. Following link may help you learn to cope with addiction-
Moderate to severe pain on elbows of both hands including fingers also. Iam diabetic from last 12 years but in control last week My Hb1ac Are 7
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Uric acid level is raisedApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Flotrip-forte twice daily for 5 days and Tab Febustat 80mg once daily for 2 weeksDrink plenty of water
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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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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