Codeine Linctus BP is a sugar free solution used to stop dry cough in adults. It contains the active ingredient Codeine Phosphate, 15mg per 5ml.
Codeine Linctus Sugar Free Solution is suitable to relieve dry, unproductive cough, meaning a cough that does not produce any mucus.
This sugar free linctus works by suppressing the cough reflex.
When the syrup is swallowed, the active ingredient acts on the brain to stop you from coughing.
The active ingredient in this linctus is codeine phosphate, which your liver will turn into morphine. For this reason, this type of cough medicine must only be used short term as it may cause addiction.
Yes, this medicine can be bought over the counter from a pharmacy. As it is a so called pharmacy only medicine, it may only be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist.
This is why you will be asked to answer a set of questions when you request to buy this treatment. This practice will be performed by all registered pharmacies, and is not specific to online pharmacies.
The information you provide the pharmacist with will be used to ensure this treatment is safe and suitable for you to use.
It is important that you follow the instructions for this medicine and only take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
Codeine Linctus may cause serioud side effects and addiction if taken too frequently, or in high doses.
Common signs of withdrawal symptoms may include:
The recommended dose for this medicine is:
Adults: take one - two 5ml spoonfuls, 3 - 4 times per day. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under the age of 12.
The bottle must be kept out of the sight and reach of children. Store the bottle in a dry, dark and cool (not above 25℃) environment.
This product is a pharmacy only medicine. The information you provide through the questionnaire will only be used by our pharmacist to ensure this treatment is right for you.
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