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Codeine Phosphate 30 mg Online, The active ingredient is called codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Codeine phosphate hemihydrate belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics, which are used to block pain. It is an opioid analgesic, and it acts by blocking pain and your emotional response to pain. Codeine is an old drug that still enjoys widespread clinical use although the logical basis for its popularity has been questioned.
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Dosage and uses
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In children, it is generally given in doses of 1 mg kg−1 up to a maximum of 3 mg kg−1day−1; however, larger doses have been used.
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- Codeine works by stopping pain signals from travelling along the nerves to the brain.
- The most common side effects of codeine are constipation, feeling sick (nausea) and feeling sleepy.
- It’s possible to become addicted to codeine, but your doctor will explain how to reduce the risks of becoming addicted.
- If you need to take codeine for more than a few weeks, your treatment plan may include details of how and when to stop taking this medicine.
- It may be best not to drink alcohol while taking codeine as you’re more likely to get side effects like feeling sleepy.
- Do not give codeine to children under 12 years old. Only give codeine to children aged 12 to 18 years if everyday painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen haven’t worked.
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Who can and can’t take codeine
Codeine can be taken by adults and children aged 12 years and older.
Codeine is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor before starting the medicine if you have:
- had an allergic reaction to codeine or any other medicines in the past
- a lung problem
- a head injury
- adrenal gland problems
- an illness which causes seizures
- an addiction to alcohol
- an underactive thyroid gland
- kidney or liver problems
- an enlarged prostate
- low blood pressure
- myasthenia gravis (a rare illness that causes muscle weakness)
- symptoms of ulcerative colitis (a bowel condition)
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Do not give codeine to children who are under 18 years old and have had their tonsils or adenoids removed because of a sleep problem called obstructive sleep apnoea.
Codeine is not generally recommended in pregnancy. Tell your doctor before taking codeine if you’re trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.