Codeine is a narcotic analgesic and it is important that the recommended dose should not be exceeded in any 24-hour period. Consumption of quantities in excess of the recommended dose, or consumption over a prolonged period of time, may cause tolerance and dependence and may result in withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness and irritability upon cessation of the medicine.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a one pack restriction on medicines containing codeine. If you need to use codeine medicines for periods longer than the three days, it is important that you consult your doctor to investigate unresolved symptoms and the most appropriate treatment.
WARNING: May cause drowsiness. If affected, do not attempt to drive or operate any machinery
How to use:
A non-codeine containing pain killer should always be used initially for pain relief and only in the instance that this does not relieve the pain should a codeine containing medicine be used.
Please be aware of what the appropriate use of the medicinal product is, that it is being sought for that purpose and that the product is not intended for abuse and/or misuse.
The pharmacist may need to ask some questions before the order can be shipped to make sure the supply is suitable.
Please adhere to the recommended dosage and duration of use.
These medications must be stored in a safe place.
The consumption of excessive quantities of ‘combination products’, i.e. those containing codeine and another analgesic such as paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen have the potential to be harmful in overdose quantities or if used for a prolonged period of time. (I.e solpadeine, nurofen plus, migraleve, feminax, maxilief).
Potential Harmful Effects:
There may be adverse reactions or side effects, including nausea, constipation, dizziness and drowsiness (which may impair your ability to drive safely).
Chronic use and consumption of quantities in excess of the recommended dose, or for a prolonged period of time, may lead to tolerance, psychological and physical dependence and may result in the development of symptoms such as restlessness and irritability upon cessation of this medicine.
Certain existing medical conditions may preclude the use of these medicines. Consult your Doctor or Pharmacist.