The usual starting dose for adults and children aged 12 years or above for relief of mild to moderate pain is 30mg to 60mg every six hours, as needed. The usual adult starting dose for diarrhoea is 30mg, three or four times daily. No more than 240mg taken in 24 hours. In all cases, dosage reduced for the elderly. Children below 2years should not take Codeine Phosphate due to the risk of severe breathing problems. Always follow your doctors instructions completely. Also, follow any special instructions or warnings that appear on the label that the pharmacist has put on the package.
If you do not understand or are in any doubt, ask your pharmacist. Unless instructed differently, take your tablet(s) with a glass of water. If you have been given a blister pack, to obtain a tablet, press on the tablet from the blister (or bubble) pushing it through the foil. Do not remove the tablet from the blister until you are ready to take it. Buy codeine phosphate tablets online here
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Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Read he enclosed patient information leaflet before taking. Do not take or talk to your doctor before taking if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, suffer from acute alcoholism, suffer from severe stomach cramps, suffer from diarrhoea, if you have severe problems with breathing, are at risk from a blocked intestine, pregnant or breast feeding.
Codeine belongs to a group of analgesics (pain killers). However, it is a strong analgesic and provides relief from moderate pain. Most importantly, almost always sold in a preparation with another analgesic. Codeine also contained in some cough medicines as a cough suppressant and can also be used to relieve diarrhoea. It can be used for:
- Period pain
- Rheumatic pain