Generic name: CODEINE PHOSPHATE 10mg in 5mL, GUAIFENESIN 2mg in 5mL
Dosage form: syrup
Medically reviewed on February 12, 2018.
Adults and children 12 years of age and older: 2 teaspoonfuls every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 12 teaspoonfuls. in 24 hours.
Children 6 years to under 12 years of age: 1 teaspoonful every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.
Children 5 years to under 6 years of age (avg. 18kg (40 lbs)): 1⁄2 teaspoonful every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 2 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.
Children 3 years to under 5 years of age (avg. 14kg (30 lbs) to 16kg (35 lbs)): 1⁄4 teaspoonful every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 1 teaspoonful in 24 hours.
Not recommended for children under the age of 3 unless as directed by a physician. Parents should be instructed to obtain and use a dispensing device (such as a dropper calibrated for age or weight) to administer the drug to a child, to use extreme care in measuring dosage, and not to exceed recommended daily dosage.
CODEINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE. Children under 2 years of age may be more susceptible to the respiratory depressant effects of codeine, including respiratory arrest, coma, and death.
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN AND TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE OR CONTACT A POISON CONTROL CENTER IMMEDIATELY IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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