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Care Codeine Linctus 200ml

Care Codeine Linctus 200ml
 
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Price: £3.49 (incl VAT) Sorry, this product is no longer available.
 
A codeine solution to relieve the symptoms of a dry or irritating cough.
  • Dry or irritating coughs
  • Codeine solution
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Directions:
Take the solution by mouth.
Adults: take 1 x 5ml spoonful
The elderly: Ask your doctor for advice. A lower dose may be more suitable. Repeat after 4 hours if required, but not more than 4 doses in 24 hours.
Do not give to children under 18 years old.

Ingredients:
Codeine phosphate 15mg, Citric acid, Lemon oil terpeneless, Ethanol, Benzoic acid solution, Invert syrup, Quinoline yellow, Sunset yellow dye, Sucrose, Purified water.

Warnings:
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have:
  • Liver disease or severe kidney problems.
  • Shallow breath or breathing difficulties.
  • Head injury or persistent headache.
  • Asthma attack.
  • Previously had a blocked bowel
  • Previously had an addiction to medicines containing codeine or morphine.
  • If you know that you metabolise very rapidly codeine into morphine
  • Previously had a bad reaction to codeine.
  • Or you are under 18 years old.
  • If you are breastfeeding.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
  • Kidney or liver problems.
  • A history of asthma or other breathing problems, including bronchitis.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome or other bowel problems.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Underactive thyroid or adrenal gland problems.
  • Gallstones or bile duct problems.
  • Prostate problems.
  • Problems passing urine.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Fits.
  • Or you are suffering from shock.
  • Or you are ellderly.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:
  • MAOI's for depression, selegine for parkinsons disease, or the antibiotic linezolid, or you have taken them within the last two weeks.
  • Any tranquillisers, antidepressants, sedatives, painkillers, anaesthetics, sedating antihistamine or sleeping tablets.
  • Any medicine for mental illness.
  • Metoclopramide or domperidone for nausea and vomiting.
  • Quinidine or mexiletine for irregular heartbeat.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cimetidine for stomach ulcers.
  • Sodium oxybate for sleeping disorders.
  • Rifampicin for tuberculosis.

Pregnant or breastfeeding:
Codeine linctus should not be used in pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do so. Do not take codeine while you are breastfeeding, codeine and morphine passes into breast milk.
Driving and using machines:
This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you are affected do not drive or operate machinery. The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
  • Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you.
  • It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive.
  • However, you would not be committing an offence if:
  • The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem.
  • You have taken it according to the instructions given by the prescriber or in the information provided with the medicine and
  • It was not affecting your ability to drive safely.

Possible side effects:
Important side effects (must seek medical adive immediately if they occur):
Slow or shallow breathing, Confusion, Sleepiness, small pupils, feeling or being sick, constipation, lack of appetite.
Other possible side effects are:
  • Feeling or being sick.
  • Dizziness or vertigo.
  • Constipation.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fits.
  • Feeling unwell.
  • Muscle twitching or stiffness.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • Difficulty in passing water.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Sweating.
  • Headache.
  • Facial flushing.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Abnormal heartbeat.
  • Feeling faint when standing up.
  • Slow,shallow breathing.
  • Low body heat.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Mood changes.
  • Feeling restless or confused.
  • Pinpoint pupils or other problems with eyesight.
  • Abdominal pain or bile duct problems.
  • Ureteric spasm.
  • Low sexual urge.
  • Allergic reactions such as itching and a rash.
  • Elderly people may experience incontinence, diarrhoea, stomach pain or a blocked bowel.
  • Prolonged use may worsen irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Prolonged use may lead to addiction, dependence and tolerance.

Further information:
If you accidentally take too much see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
  • Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for disposal.


Product code: COD80W     Price: £3.49 (incl VAT)    Sorry, this product is no longer available.
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