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.
Codeine Phosphate Linctus may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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.
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.