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Synonym. Methylmorphine.The dosage form. Codeine is an alkaloid of opium, but it might be ilyinetskiy way. Powder, pills to 0,015 g (sodium bicarbonate), WFD - 0.05 g, IRR - 0.2 g.

Therapeutic properties. Codeine has a strong cough and mild analgesic properties.

Indications for use. Codeine is mainly prescribed as a means of calming the cough. It is used in a dry, painful cough and dry pleurisy. When you cough with phlegm it rationally be administered in combination with an expectorant. In addition, codeine is sometimes used as a sedative and pain reliever in combination with other drugs.

Rules of application. Codeine is taken orally 1 to 2 tablets per reception. The frequency and duration of the appointment shall be stipulated with the doctor.

Side effects and complications. Long prescription of codeine possible constipation and reduce the effectiveness of the drug. High-dose (0.1 — 0.2 g) can cause some stimulation of the CNS, nausea, a feeling of heaviness in the head. In bronchial asthma and emphysema codeine may accelerate the development of severe respiratory failure. In rare cases, drug dependency (cocainism).

Contraindications. The drug is not prescribed to children under 2 years of age and patients with emphysema.

Storage. In a dark place. Shelf life 5 years.


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