What is it
Codinex contains codeine and is used to treat a dry unproductive cough.
Adult dosage: The usual dose is 5 to 7.5 ml (15 mg to 22.5 mg) three to four times a day. Dosage should be reduced in elderly or debilitated patients. Dose may be repeated every 4 – 6 hours if required.
Children aged less than 12 years: Codeine is contraindicated in children below the age of 12 years
Children aged 12 years to 18 years: 5 to 7.5mls three to four times daily Codeine is not recommended for use in children aged 12 years to 18 years with compromised respiratory function – OTC
Warnings & Cautions
Codinex is normally used for short-term relief of symptoms, take this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to.
For oral administration.
Do not exceed the stated dose
Always read the patient information leaflet and packaging prior to use
Each 5 ml contains 15 mg Codeine phosphate (equivalent to 11.8 mg codeine). Each 5 ml also contains 75 micrograms sunset yellow (E110), 645 mg sorbitol and 0.32 micorgrams ethanol.