Codeine phosphate belongs to a group of medicines called the opioids. It is a mild narcotic analgesic, similar to but weaker than morphine. It also suppresses the cough reflex in the central nervous system.
Codeine linctus and codeine linctus (paediatric) are used for the relief of unproductive, dry coughs.
However please seek accurate & professional info from your pharmacist, hope this helps?
- Codeine Information for Consumers
- Codeine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Codeine (detailed)
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