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Generic Name: Codeine phosphate
Product Name: Actacode


Used for symptom relief in non-productive cough Not to be used in asthma, COPD or respiratory failure


Acts by suppressing the cough center in the brain

Dose advice

Adult: 15-30mg 3-4 times daily Child: 2-5 years: 3mg, 3-4 times daily >5 years: 7.5-15mg, 3-4 times daily Not to be used in children < 2years Pregnancy: Safe to use. ADEC category A Lactation: No data available but should be safe to use


Schedule 4

Common side effects

Drowsiness Constipation Nausea Vomiting Drug Interactions: Alcohol- increased drowsiness; avoid combined use CNS depressants- increased respiratory depression; avoid concurrent use

Uncommon side effects

Respiratory depression (rare)


For further information talk to your doctor.


Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 30 January, 2014

Created by: myVMC