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Pholcodine (International)



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cough suppressant

Opioid receptor agonist

Chemical Names


(-)-(5R,6S)-4,5-Epoxy-17-metyl-3-(2-morpholinoetoxy) morphin-7-en-6-ol (BAN)


3-O-(2-Morpholinoetyl)morphine (BAN)



Morpholinyletylmorphine (WHO)


Foreign Names

  • Pholcodinum (Latin)
  • Pholcodin (German)
  • Pholcodine (French)
  • Folcodina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Folcodina (OS: DCIT)
  • Pholcodine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Homocodeine (IS)
  • Pholcodin (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.1)
  • Pholcodine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 9.1)
  • Pholcodine Monohydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Pholcodinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.1)

Brand Names

  • Abenol Plus [+ Pheniramine, + Ephedrine]
    Popular, Pakistan
  • Amchol [+ Chlorpheniramine, + Ephedrine, + Sodium Citrate, + Ammonium Chloride]
    PharmaWise, Pakistan
  • Ankos [+ Citric Acid]
    Ankaz, Pakistan
  • Ao Si Ling [+Pseudoephedrine; +Chlorphenamine]
    Dong Fang Pharm, China
  • APOHealth Dry Tickly Cough Relief Forte
    Apotex, Australia
  • Asovil [+ Carbinoxamine, + Ephedrine]
    Askari, Pakistan
  • Axcel Iridin
    Kotra Pharma, Malaysia
  • Baby Rhinocol [+ Chlorpheniramine, + Ephedrine, + Paracetamol] [pediatric]
    Schazoo, Pakistan
  • Biocalyptol
    Zambon, France
  • Boots Day Cold & Flu Relief [+ Paracetamol, + Pseudoephedrine]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Boots Dry Cough [pediatric]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief [+ Diphenhydramine, + Paracetamol, + Pseudoephedrine]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Boots Night Cough Relief [+ Diphenhydramine]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Broncho-pectoralis Pholcodine [+ Sulfogaiacol]
    Medgenix Benelux, Belgium
  • Brovenol [+ Diphenhydramine, + Ephedrine]
    Bloom, Pakistan
  • Carbex Plus
    Platinum, Pakistan
  • Chemists' Own Kiddicol Children's Cough Mixture [+ Ammonium Chloride, + Chlorphenamine, + Phenylephrine] [pediatric]
    Chemists' Own, Australia
  • Chixicol [+ Promethazine]
    Libra, Pakistan
  • Codo-Q Junior [+ Promethazine] [pediatric]
    IPCA, India
  • Cofsed [+ Chlorphenamine, + Ephedrine]
    Thornton & Ross, Malta
  • Combinal Junior [+ Promethazine] [pediatric]
    Atco, Pakistan
  • Covonia Dry Cough
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom; Thornton & Ross, Malta
  • Davedix [+ Carbinoxamine, + Ephedrine]
    Neomedix, Pakistan
  • Davenol [+ Carbinoxamine, + Ephedrine]
    Wyeth-Lederle, Pakistan
  • Day Nurse [+ Paracetamol, + Pseudoephedrine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; GlaxoSmithKline UK, Malta
  • Denoral [+ Buzepide, + Clocinizine]
    Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Pakistan
  • Dhacodine
    DHA, Malaysia
  • Difflam Anti-inflammatory [+ Benzydamine, + Cetylpyridinium]
    iNova, New Zealand
  • Difflam Anti-inflammatory with Cough Suppressant [+ Benzydamine, + Cetylpyridinium]
    iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Dimétane
    Biocodex, France
  • Duro-Tuss
    iNova, Hong Kong; iNova, Malaysia
  • Duro-Tuss Cough [+ Bromhexine]
    iNova, New Zealand; iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss Decongestant [+ Pseudoephedrine]
    iNova, Hong Kong
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough
    iNova, New Zealand; iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough [+ Cetylpyridinium]
    iNova, New Zealand; iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough [+ Pseudoephedrine]
    iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Forte
    iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss Expectorant [+ Bromhexine]
    iNova, Hong Kong; iNova, Malaysia
  • Duro-Tuss Forte
    iNova, Hong Kong; iNova, Malaysia
  • Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough [+ Phenylephrine]
    iNova Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough + Decongestant [+ Phenylephrine]
    iNova, New Zealand
  • Folcozine [+ Promethazine]
    Scotman, Pakistan
  • Folkodin Alkaloid
    Alkaloid, Serbia
  • Galenphol
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Galenphol Paediatric [pediatric]
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Galenphol Strong
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Gold Cross Pholcodine Linctus APF
    Biotech Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Gold Cross Pholcodine Linctus APF 13
    Biotech Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Hexapneumine [+ Chlorphenamine, + Biclotymol]
    Bouchara-Recordati, France; Orivas, Lithuania
  • Hexapneumine Children [+ Biclotymol, + Chlorphenamine] [pediatric]
    Orivas, Lithuania
  • Hexapneumine Enfant [+ Chlorphenamine, + Biclotymol] [pediatric]
    Bouchara-Recordati, France
  • Liskoz [+ Ephedrine, + Chlorphenamine]
    Lisko, Pakistan
  • Marynol [+ Ephedrine]
    GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt
  • Pavacol-D
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • PCD Cough Linctus
    Intact, Malaysia
  • Pharmacy Action Dry Cough Relief
    Generic Health, Australia
  • Phensedyl Dry Cough Linctus [+ Promethazine, + Ephedrine]
    Sanofi-Aventis, Malaysia
  • Pholcodin
    Alkaloid, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Pholcodine
    AFT, New Zealand; Pinewood, United Kingdom; PSM, New Zealand; The Boots Company, United Kingdom; Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Pholcodine Medilink
    Medilink Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus
  • Pholcodine Sanofi
    Sanofi-Aventis, Bangladesh
  • Pholcodine Strong
    PSM, New Zealand
  • Pholco-Mereprine [+ Benzoic Acid, + Doxylamine, + Sulfogaiacol]
    Novum, Belgium; Novum, Luxembourg
    Europharm, China
  • Pholtex [+ Phenyltoloxamine]
    iNova, South Africa
  • Photifed-M [+ Triprolidine, + Pseudoephedrine, + Guaifenesin]
    Bright Future Pharmaceutical, China
  • Russedyl Compound Linctus [+ Promethazine, + Phenylephrine]
    Pharmaniaga, Malaysia
  • Russedyl Plus Linctus [+ Pseudoephedrine, + Promethazine]
    Pharmaniaga, Malaysia
  • Sirop des Vosges
    Teriak, Tunisia
  • Strong Pholcodine
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong; Pinewood, United Kingdom
  • Tixylix [+ Promethazine]
    Aspen Pharmacare, Australia; Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Tripe 'P' [+ Phenylpropanolamine, + Promethazine]
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Uni-Pholco
    Universal Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Tixylix [+ Promethazine]
    AHPL, India
  • Folkodin Alkaloid - Int
    Alkaloid, Slovenia
  • Pholcodin Alkaloid
    Alkaloid, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alkaloid, Macedonia
  • Pholcodin Alkaloid za deca
    Alkaloid, Macedonia


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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