This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for pain and cough. It is also used for diarrhea.
Adult: PO- Pain- 30-60 mg 4 hourly. Max: 240 mg/day.
Cough suppressant- 15-30 mg 3-4 times/day. Max: 240 mg/day.
Acute diarrhea- 30 mg 3-4 times/day.
IV/IM/SC- Pain- 30-60 mg 4 hourly. Max: 240 mg/day.
It comes as syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of head injury; brain tumor, epilepsy, mental illness; lung diseases, breathing problems, prostate enlargement, urinary problems, low blood pressure, Addison’s disease, allergies, thyroid, pancreatic, intestinal, gallbladder, liver or kidney disease and during pregnancy and lactation.
• Reduce dose in elderly or debilitated patients.
• It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication, and get up slowly from bed.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
• Most Common:
Lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting and sweating.
• Central Nervous System: Elevated mood, anxiety, weakness, headache, sleeplessness, agitation, disorientation and visual disturbances.
• Gastrointestinal: Dry mouth, loss of appetite, constipation and biliary tract spasm.
• Heart: Flushing of the face, slow heart rate, palpitation and fainting.
• Genitourinary: Urinary retention or hesitancy, absence of urination, reduced sexual activity and/or potency.
• Allergic: Itching, hives, rash, swelling and rarely bleeding.
Take proper diet, otherwise it may lead to constipation.
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).
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