This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain along with other medications. It relieves cough by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.
Contraindicated in patients with obstructive airway disease, infants and young children with acute diarrhea.
PO- The recommended dose is 5-10 mg 4-6 hourly.
It comes as a tablet, capsule, syrup, and solution to take by mouth.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung, liver or kidney disease; breathing problems, head injury, prostate enlargement, urethral stricture, Addison's disease, increased eye pressure, under active or over active thyroid, intestinal, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, confusion, CNS effects, CV disorders, dry mouth, sweating, facial flushing, decreased libido, convulsions.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. ppp
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