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Brompheniramine / Codeine Dosage

Medically reviewed on January 15, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 2 mg-10 mg/5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms

5 mL to 10 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours. Not to exceed 30 mL in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

Less than 12 years: Not Recommended

12 years or older: 5 mL to 10 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours. Not to exceed 30 mL in 24 hours.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


The US FDA has issued a Drug Safety Communication restricting use of prescription codeine pain and cough medicines in children less than 12 years. This update follows previous communications evaluating the potential risks of codeine. Children less than 12 years appear to be at the greatest risk of codeine associated serious adverse events including slowed or difficult breathing and death. The FDA is considering additional regulatory action for over the counter (OTC) combination cough and cold products containing codeine. At this time, it appears prudent to avoid codeine use in all children less than 12 years and avoid use in adolescents between 12 and 18 years who are obese, or have conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or severe lung disease, which may increase the risk of serious breathing problems.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

US Controlled Substance: Schedule V


Data not available

Further information

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