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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

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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.

The combination of promethazine hydrochloride, phenylephrine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate is contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 6 years of age, because the combination may cause fatal respiratory depression in this age population.

The average effective dose is given in the following table:

Adults (12 years of age and over) 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 30.0 mL in 24 hours.
Children 6 years to under 12 years 2.5 mL to 5 mL (½ to 1 teaspoonful) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 30.0 mL in 24 hours.

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