In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02243978 ||PMS-CODEINE 15MG TABLET|
|02243979 ||PMS-CODEINE 30MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Codeine belongs to the class of medications called narcotic analgesics ("analgesic" means "pain reliever"). It is used to relieve mild-to-moderate pain. It works by blocking pain signals that are sent out by the brain to various areas of the body.
Codeine is also used to control coughing that is not controlled by non-narcotic cough suppressants. It works by acting on the brain to dull the cough reflex.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
Pain relief: The recommended adult dose of codeine for pain relief is 15 mg to 60 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required, not to exceed 360 mg in one day.
For children over one year of age, the recommended dose for pain relief is based on body weight. The recommended dose is 0.5 mg to 1 mg per kg of body weight per dose, given every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Cough: The recommended adult dose of codeine as a cough suppressant is 10 mg to 20 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
The dose for children is based on body weight. The recommended dose is 1 mg to 1.5 mg per kg of body weight per day, divided into doses given every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Codeine as a cough suppressant is not recommended for children less than 2 years of age.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
This medication may be habit-forming if taken for long periods of time. Do not stop taking this medication without talking with your doctor. If this medication is stopped suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, trouble sleeping, shakiness, nausea, tremors, diarrhea, or hallucinations. If you plan on stopping the medication, your doctor may want you to reduce the dose gradually to reduce the severity of withdrawal effects.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each white tablet, scored on one side and engraved with "CT 15" on the other side, contains codeine phosphate 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium croscarmellose. This medication does not contain alcohol, gluten, sulfites, or tartrazine.
Each white tablet, scored on one side and engraved with "CT 30" on the other side, contains codeine phosphate 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium croscarmellose. This medication does not contain alcohol, gluten, sulfites, or tartrazine.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to codeine or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- are allergic to any morphine-type medications
- are 12 years of age or younger
- have diarrhea caused by poisoning, until the toxic substance is cleared from the gastrointestinal tract
- have difficulty breathing or has lung disease