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Promethazine VC with Codeine Dosage

Generic name: CODEINE PHOSPHATE 10mg in 5mL, PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE 6.25mg in 5mL, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg in 5mL
Dosage form: oral solution

Medically reviewed on September 28, 2017.

It is important that Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution is measured with an accurate measuring device (see PRECAUTIONS-Information for Patients). A household teaspoon is not an accurate measuring device and could lead to overdosage, especially when half a teaspoon is to be measured. It is strongly recommended that an accurate measuring device be used. A pharmacist can provide an appropriate device and can provide instructions for measuring the correct dose.

Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution is contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age. (See WARNINGS - Ultra- Rapid Metabolism of Codeine and Respiratory Depression).

The average effective dose is given in the following table:

Adults and Adolescents
(12 years of age and over)

5 mL(1 teaspoonful every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 30.0 mL in 24 hours


Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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