Can cause addiction. For use up to three days only.
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.
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.
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.
How to treat a cough:
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.
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.
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.
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.