Codeine Linctus BP is a sugar free solution used to stop dry cough in adults. It contains the active ingredient Codeine Phosphate, 15mg per 5ml. Codeine Linctus Sugar Free Solution is suitable to relieve dry, unproductive cough, meaning a cough that does not produce any mucus.
How it works:
This sugar free linctus works by suppressing the cough reflex.
When the syrup is swallowed, the active ingredient acts on the brain to stop you from coughing.
The active ingredient in this linctus is codeine phosphate, which your liver will turn into morphine. For this reason, this type of cough medicine must only be used short term as it may cause addiction.
Warning: Codeine Dependence
It is important that you follow the instructions for this medicine and only take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. Codeine Linctus may cause serioud side effects and addiction if taken too frequently, or in high doses.
Codeine Withdrawal Symptoms
Common signs of withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Tolerance (you may feel the need to increase the dose to get the same effect)
- Physical withdrawal symptoms such as headache, insomnia, sweating or vomiting
- Compulsions (such as being trapped in a pattern of taking the medicine)
- What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?
The recommended dose for this medicine is:
Recommended Dosage – Please find the recommended dose to be used below:
Adults: take one – two 5ml spoonfuls, 3 – 4 times per day. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under the age of 12.
This cough syrup should be be kept out of the sight and reach of children. Store the bottle in a dry, dark and cool (not above 25℃) environment.