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Rikodeine Oral Liquid

Generic Name: Dihydrocodeine
Product Name: Rikodeine Oral Liquid

Indication

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

Action

Acts by suppressing the cough center in the brain

Dose advice

Oral liquid (syrup) 1.9mg/mL, 100mL and 200mL

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

S3

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.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 October, 2015

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