Brand Name: Codeine
This medication description is not meant for treatment prescription without the intervention of a specialist
Codeine is a drug which contains codeine (15 mg). Codeine is an opioid analgesic which central effect is not very intense, that is to say 5 to 10 times smaller than the effect of morphine. The advantage of codeine compared to another opioid is its lesser effect on the respiratory system. The level of addiction is also lower. The combination of codeine and paracetamol is causing an analgesic activity slightly higher than each of the two compounds individually. Efferalgan CODEINE is used to treat painful conditions in adults (this form). Moderate pain not responding to the use of peripheral analgesics.
How to use: · Prolonged use of this medicine in high doses may cause dependence · Be extra careful during pregnancy (do not use during the first quarter, near the end and during breastfeeding) · The drivers of motor vehicles or dangerous machinery should drive with extra care · May cause danger for chronic alcoholics who have a heightened sensitivity and risk to get an overdose with paracetamol · In the athlete, there is a risk of positive result of doping control
The side effects include:
· Allergy · Bronchospasm · Constipation · Rash · Erythema · Nausea, Drowsiness · Thrombocytopenia exceptional · Respiratory depression in type · Urticaria · Vertigo · Vomiting This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have taken too much of this medication.
Warning and Precautions:
The patient should not take this medication if he has: · Allergy to codeine or paracetamol · hepatocellular disorders · Renal Failure · Phenylketonuria (because of the presence of aspartame) · Respiratory insufficiency Storage conditions: Efferalgan Codeine should be kept at a temperature 15-25С. The medicine should be kept in a place unreachable for children. Shelf life: 3 years.
All information given above is a summary. You must visit your doctor, pharmacies or health care provider can provide more information about this medicine. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Do not store medication with end term of storage.