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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cough suppressant

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Name

Morphinan-6-ol, 4,5-epoxy-3-metoxy-17-metyl-, (5α,6α)-

Foreign Names

  • Dihydrocodeinum (Latin)
  • Dihydrocodein (German)
  • Dihydrocodéine (French)
  • Dihidrocodeina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dihydrocodeine (OS: BAN)
  • Dihydrocodéine (OS: DCF)
  • Diidrocodeina (OS: DCIT)
  • Drocode (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine methyl ether hydrochloride (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate (OS: JAN)
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Dihydrocodeine Tartrate (OS: BANM)
  • Dihydrocodeine Bitartrate (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrogenotartras (IS)
  • Hydrocodeine bitartrate (IS)
  • Dihydrocodeine Bitartrate (PH: USP 41)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrogen tartrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Dihydrocodeine Tartrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Dihydrocodeini hydrogenotartras (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Dihydrocodeine hydrorhodanide (IS)
  • Paracodin rhodrad (IS)

Brand Names

  • Cardiazol Dicodid [+ Pentetrazol]
    AHPL, India
  • Cardiazol Paracodina [+ Pentetrazol]
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Codanol [+ Paracetamol]
    Crescent Pharma, Cyprus
  • Coughcode N [+ Diprophylline]
    Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • DHC Continus PR
    Mundipharma, Cyprus
  • Lentusin [+ Phenyltoloxamine]
    S.Chobet, Argentina
  • Paracodin
    Nile, Egypt
  • Paracodina [+ Benzoic Acid]
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Sekicode [+ Ephedrine]
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tussionex [+ Phenyltoloxamine]
    Teva, Uruguay
  • Makatussin Comp. [+ Diphenhydramine]
    Gebro, Switzerland
  • Codipront [+ Phenyltoloxamine]
    October Pharma, Egypt
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate
    Daiichi Sankyo Propharma, Japan; Takeda Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate 1%
    Daiichi Sankyo, Japan; Fuso Pharmaceutical, Japan; Koa Isei, Japan; Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan; Mylan Seiyaku, Japan; Nakakita Yakuhin, Japan; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Sioe Seiyaku, Japan; Takata Pharmaceutical, Japan; Takeda Teva Pharma, Japan; Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Japan
  • Dihydrocodeine Phosphate 10%
    Daiichi Sankyo Propharma, Japan
  • Febricod [+ Paracetamol]
    Xenon, Pakistan
  • Mersyndol [+ Doxylamine, + Paracetamol]
    Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand
  • Temsaljin [+ Paracetamol, + Caffeine]
    Osel, Turkey
  • Your Pharmacy Pain Relief Plus [+ Paracetamol, + Doxylamine]
    Orion, New Zealand
  • Codaewon [+ Guaifenesin, + Methylephedrine, + Chlorphenamine]
    Daewon, Hong Kong
  • Codicontin ret 120mg
    Mundipharma, Switzerland
  • Codicontin ret 60mg
    Mundipharma, Switzerland
  • Codicontin ret 90mg
    Mundipharma, Switzerland
  • Codidol retard 120 mg
    Mundipharma, Austria
  • Codidol retard 60 mg
    Mundipharma, Austria
  • Codidol retard 90 mg
    Mundipharma, Austria
  • Co-Dydramol [+ Paracetamol]
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom; Wockhardt UK, United Kingdom; Zentiva, United Kingdom
  • Dehace retard 120 mg
    G.L. Pharma, Austria
  • Dehace retard 60 mg
    G.L. Pharma, Austria
  • Dehace retard 90 mg
    G.L. Pharma, Austria
  • DF 118
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong; GlaxoSmithKline, Malaysia
  • DF-118
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa
  • DF118 Forte
    Martindale, United Kingdom
  • DHC Continus
    Mundipharma, Bulgaria; Mundipharma, Bulgaria; Mundipharma, Czech Republic; Mundipharma, Estonia; Mundipharma, New Zealand; Mundipharma, Poland; Mundipharma, Romania; Mundipharma, Slovakia; Napp, Latvia; Napp, Malta; Napp Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • DHC Continus 60 mg retard
    Mundipharma, Hungary
  • DHC Mundipharma
    Mundipharma, Germany
  • Dicodin LP
    Mundipharma, France
  • Dicogesic
    CCM Duopharma Biotech, Malaysia
  • Dihidrocodeina Farmatech
    Humax, Colombia
  • Dihydrocodeine
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom; Martindale, United Kingdom; Wockhardt UK, United Kingdom
  • Dihydrocodeine Central Procurement
    Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta
  • Dihydrocodeine P & D
    P & D, Malta
  • Dihydrocodeine Wockhardt
    Wockhardt, Malta
  • Dypracet [+ Paracetamol]
    Auden Mckenzie Pharma Division, United Kingdom
  • Hydrocodin 10 mg
    Alkaloida, Hungary
  • Lugaike [+ Paracetamol]
    Lutan Pharmaceutical, China
  • Paracodin
    Teofarma, Austria; Teofarma, Germany
  • Paracodin N
    Teofarma, Germany
  • Paracodina
    Legrand, Colombia; Teofarma, Spain
  • Paracodine
    Pharma Logistics, Belgium
  • Paramol [+ Paracetamol]
    SSL International, United Kingdom
  • Pharmaniaga Dihydrocodeine
    Pharmaniaga, Malaysia
  • Remedeine [+ Paracetamol]
    Crescent, Malta
  • Rikodeine [+ Sorbitol]
    iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Synalgos-DC [+ Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Caffeine]
    Sun Pharma, United States
  • Tosidrin
    Fardi, Spain; Laboratorio de Aplicaciones Farmacodinamicas, Malta
  • Trezix [+ Paracetamol, + Caffeine]
    WraSer, United States
  • Xi Gai Ke
    Qinghai Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Paracodin
    Teofarma, Austria
  • Paracodin 1%
    Teofarma, Switzerland
  • Paracodin N
    Teofarma, Germany
  • Paracodina
    Teofarma, Italy


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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