Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup


Overview

Uses of Codine Syrup

Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.

Codine Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

How to use Codine Syrup

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. Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How Codine Syrup works

Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which may trigger cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Codine Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup 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.
Lactation
Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Codine 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Codine

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Absorption power of the intestine has been reduced after giving up codine preparation taking from a long time
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-bael-tablet-otc296001One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsUse this medicine along with your treatment
Sir, Last six years daily continued I take codine phosphate & CPM syrup. I can't stop in this. What problem in my feature.and my skin very bad condition more pimples,irritation
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Codine cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Codine may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Codine?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Codine?

Serious side effects with Codine are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will Codine be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Codine?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Codine. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Q. Can the use of Codine cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Codine can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Codine?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Codine. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Codine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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