A narcotic medication used to relieve pain.
Itching, rash, liver toxicity, sedation, decreased senses, euphoria, dizziness,seizures, low blood pressure, decreased heart rate, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, urine retention, intestinal obstruction, flushing, respiratory depression, and addiction.
See also side effects listing under Paracetamol or (paracetamol )in the DRUG FILE.
INTERACTIONS and PRECAUTIONS
For additional information, refer to interaction and precautionary information listed under Paracetamol or paracetamol in the DRUG FILE.
Adult: 1-2 capsules (15-30 mg codeine) every four hours as needed or 1 capsule (60 mg codeine) every four hours as needed.
Children: individualized per physician.