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CODEINE LINCTUS B.P.

Active substance: CODEINE PHOSPHATE

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Each 5 ml of the oral syrup contains 15

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the active Codeine Phosphate.
Codeine Linctus BP mg ofcontains sorbitol (E420), sunset
Also
yellow (E110) and sodium benzoate
Codeine Phosphate (E211). See leaflet forOne to two 5 ml
further information.
For oral use. Adults:
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SUGAR FREE
TARTRAZINE FREE

Helps to stop a
non-productive cough

200 ml

New advice for drivers See leaflet inside

PACKAGE INFORMATION LEAFLET
CODEINE LINCTUS BP
Codeine Phosphate 15 mg/5 ml
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available from your pharmacy without prescription;
however, you still need to take Codeine Linctus carefully to get the best
results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not
improve after a few days
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Codeine Linctus is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Codeine Linctus
3. How to take Codeine Linctus

4.

Possible side effects



Ethanol: This medicinal product contains small amounts of
ethanol (alcohol), less than 100 mg per dose.
3.
HOW TO TAKE CODEINE LINCTUS
Always take the product exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Only to be taken by mouth.
The usual dose is:
Adults:
One to two (5 ml) spoonfuls 3 – 4 times daily
Children and young
Not recommended
adults under 18 years:
Elderly or weak
Dosage should be reduced
patients:
Do not exceed the stated dose
If you take more Codeine Linctus than you should
If you or someone else takes too much Codeine Linctus, you should
contact your doctor or pharmacist who will recommend what action
you should take.

• an under active thyroid (i.e. hypothyroidism)
• a problem of drug abuse (now or in the past)
or are
• pregnant or breast-feeding
Take care if giving Codeine Linctus to the elderly. Supervision of these
patients is advisable. Codeine is transformed to morphine in the liver by
an enzyme. Morphine is the substance that produces pain relief. Some
people have a variation of this enzyme and this can affect people in
different ways. In some people, morphine is not produced or produced
in very small quantities, and it will not provide enough pain relief.
Other people are more likely to get serious side effects, you must stop
taking this medicine and seek immediate medical advice: slow or
shallow breathing, confusion, sleepiness, small pupils, feeling or being
sick, constipation, lack of appetite.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription and especially if you are taking any of the
following:

5. How to store Codeine Linctus
6. Further information
1. WHAT CODEINE LINCTUS IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Codeine Linctus is a medicine which helps you to stop coughing,
especially if you have a non-productive cough. It is related to morphine
and acts to stop your automatic cough response.
2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE CODEINE LINCTUS
Do not take Codeine Linctus if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to Codeine or any of the other
ingredients listed (see Section 6 and end of Section 2)
• have liver disease
• have breathing problems (i.e. ventilatory failure)
• if you know that you metabolise very rapidly codeine into morphine
• if you are breastfeeding
Codeine Linctus is not recommended for use in children.
Take special care with Codeine Linctus or talk to your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
• asthma
• liver or kidney problems

If you forget to take Codeine Linctus
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and take any
remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced times. Do not take a
double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
4.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Codeine Linctus can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
STOP using Codeine Linctus and seek advice from your doctor if
you experience a rare allergic reaction, including skin rashes,
swollen face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, increased sensitivity
to light, inflammation of the blood vessels, fever or shock.
Side effects which may occur include:
• nausea, vomiting, constipation
• loss of appetite
• flushing of face
• slow or shallow breathing

spoonfuls 3 – 4 times daily. Children and
young adults under 18 years: Not
recommended Elderly: Dosage should be
reduced. Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. DO NOT EXCEED THE
STATED DOSE. This medicine can make
you feel sleepy. Do not drive while taking
this medicine until you know how it
makes you feel. See leaflet for further
information Read the package leaflet
before use. Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container in order to
protect from light. Product Licence
Holder and Manufacturer:
P
Pinewood Laboratories Ltd.,
Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
Ireland PL 04917/0001 23LL04762PW



CODEINE LINCTUS BP
CODEINE LINCTUS BP

• anti-depressants known as monoamine–oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
• CNS depressants (e.g. chlorpromazine)
• anticholinergics (e.g. oxybutynin)
• hydroxyzine
• methadone
• levallorphan
• neuromuscular blocking agents (e.g. atracurium)
• metoclopramide
• mexiletine
• hypnotics (such as sleeping tablets) and sedatives
Taking Codeine Linctus with food and drink
You must not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as this may
increase drowsiness.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during
pregnancy. Do not take codeine while you are breastfeeding. Codeine
and morphine passes into breast milk.
Driving and using machines
Codeine may cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery until
you know how the medicine will affect you.

difficulty coughing up mucous or saliva (particularly in patients
with chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

6.
FURTHER INFORMATION
What Codeine Linctus contains
- The active ingredient is: Codeine Phosphate, 15 mg in each 5 ml
- The other ingredients are: sodium benzoate (E211), citric acid
monohydrate, saccharin sodium (E954), sunset yellow (E110),
sorbitol solution (E420), orange flavour, carboxymethylcellulose,
propylene glycol and purified water (see end of Section 2 for
further information)

5.
HOW TO STORE CODEINE LINCTUS
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not
store above 25˚C. Keep in the original container in order to protect
from light. Do not use this product after the expiry date which is
stated on the bottle.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

What Codeine Linctus looks like and contents of the pack
Codeine Linctus is a clear yellow, lemon flavoured syrup available in
2000 ml and 1000 ml plastic bottles or in 100 ml, 125 ml and 200 ml
amber glass bottles. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Pinewood Laboratories Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.
PL 04917/0001
This leaflet was last updated in 12/2014

This 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:
o The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental
problem and
o You have taken it according to the instructions given by the
prescriber or in the information provided with the medicine and
o It was not affecting your ability to drive safely
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it
is safe for your drive while taking this medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Codeine
Linctus.
Codeine Linctus also contains:
• Sorbitol solution (E420): If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product
• Sunset yellow (E110): which may cause allergic reactions

Each 5 ml of the oral syrup contains 15

the active Codeine Phosphate.
Also
Codeine Linctus BP mg ofcontains sorbitol (E420), sunset
yellow (E110) and sodium benzoate
further information.
Codeine Phosphate (E211). See leaflet forOne to two 5 ml
For oral use. Adults:

SUGAR FREE
TARTRAZINE FREE

spoonfuls 3 – 4 times daily. Children and
young adults under 18 years: Not
recommended Elderly: Dosage should be
reduced. Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. DO NOT EXCEED THE
STATED DOSE. This medicine can make
you feel sleepy. Do not drive while taking
this medicine until you know how it
makes you feel. See leaflet for further
information Read the package leaflet
before use. Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container in order to
protect from light. Product Licence
Holder and Manufacturer:
Pinewood Laboratories Ltd.,
Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
Ireland PL 04917/0001 23LL04762PW

CODEINE
LINCTUS BP
200 ml
Helps to stop a
non-productive cough

New advice for drivers See leaflet inside

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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