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Care Codeine 15mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free

Calms dry or irritating coughs

Care Codeine 15mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free contains Codeine Phosphate which reduces the urge to cough and helps soothe dry or irritating coughs. It is suitable for adults over the age of 18 and the elderly. Always read the label.

 

Can cause addiction. For use up to three days only.

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Calms dry or irritating coughs
Can be used by adults 18+
Suitable for 18+
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200ml liquid

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Codeine 15mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free. For the relief of an unproductive dry cough. Contains Codeine phosphate 15mg (Per 5ml Dose). Always read the label.

Directions for use

For oral administration.

Recommended dose and dosage Schedule

Adult: One 5ml spoonful four times daily.

Elderly: Should be used with caution; a reduced dose can be recommended by a doctor.

Paediatric population
Codeine should not be used for the treatment of children under the age of 18 years.

 

See the product label for more information

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

How to treat a cough:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Pharmacists can give advice or suggest treatments to help you cough less. These won’t get rid of the cough but can help relieve symptoms.

FAQs

What causes coughs?

Most coughs are caused by cold and flu, but can also be caused by smoking, allergies such as hay fever, infections like bronchitis or by mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose.

When should I go and see a GP about a cough?

It is advised to go and see a GP if you’ve had a cough for more than 3 weeks, it is very bad or quickly gets worse or you have chest pain.

What are other causes of coughs?

Other causes of coughs include:
  • Smoking
  • Heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Allergies – for example, hay fever
  • Infections like bronchitis
  • Mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults over 18 and with caution in the elderly.

It should not be used if you are a breastfeeding mother. It should not be used if you metabolise codeine, into morphine, very rapidly. This medicine can affect a patient’s ability to drive safely. It is likely to affect your ability to drive, so do not drive until you know how the medicine affects you. It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive.

 

 

Did you know?

Antibiotics are not normally prescribed for coughs.

Your GP will only prescribe them if you need them – for example, if you have a bacterial infection or you’re at risk of complications.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/cough/