Codeine Cough Syrup
Codeine Cough Syrup is a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It helps to stop or reduce coughing due to colds or allergies. This medicine will not treat an infection. Codeine is an opioid pain reliever.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. You can take it with or without food. Take it with food if it upsets your stomach. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician in general regarding the use of Codeine Cough Syrup in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
Overdosage; If you think you have taken too much of this medicine. Contact a poison control center without delay or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others. Unless instructed by a doctor.
Codeine Cough Syrup Interaction
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold.
- certain medicines for anxiety or sleep.
- Medicines for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline.
- certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, primidone.
- general anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol.
- local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine.
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate.
- medicines that relax muscles for surgery.
- other narcotic medicines for pain or cough.
- phenothiazines like; chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine.
This list may so far not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.