Codogesic Codeine Phosphate 15 mg
Codogesic is a medication manufactured by Wilson’s Pharmaceuticals that contains 15 mg of codeine phosphate and 500 mg of paracetamol (acetaminophen) per tablet. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain by acting on specific centers in the brain to provide pain relief. Codogesic is classified as a narcotic pain reliever, belonging to the opiate-type drugs.
Codogesic Codeine Phosphate is a medication manufactured by Wilson’s Pharmaceuticals that contains 15 mg of codeine phosphate and 500 mg of paracetamol (acetaminophen) per tablet. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain by acting on specific centers in the brain to provide pain relief. Codogesic is classified as a narcotic pain reliever, belonging to the opiate-type drugs.
To use this medication correctly, it is advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. The dosage of Codogesic is determined based on your medical condition and how you respond to the treatment. For children, the dosage may also depend on their weight or body size. If you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Codogesic, it is important to promptly consult your doctor or pharmacist as your dosage may need adjustment.
For optimal effectiveness, pain medications should be taken at the onset of pain. Delaying medication usage until the pain worsens may result in reduced efficacy. Your doctor may also prescribe long-acting narcotic medications or advise the use of narcotic patches for ongoing pain. Non-narcotic pain relievers, such as naproxen or ibuprofen, may be used in accordance with your doctor’s or pharmacist’s instructions. It is important to follow these instructions and seek clarification if needed.
Codogesic may cause dependence, particularly if used regularly for an extended period or in high doses. Abruptly stopping the drug in such cases may lead to withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, watery eyes, runny nose, sweating, and diarrhea. To prevent withdrawal reactions, it is recommended to gradually reduce the dosage as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If you notice any withdrawal symptoms, report them to your healthcare provider immediately. Although rare, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. It is important not to increase the dose, use it more frequently, or use it for a longer duration than prescribed. Follow the instructions on how to properly discontinue the medication.
In some cases, when used over an extended period, Codogesic may become less effective and require adjustments in dosing. If you experience this, inform your doctor. Contact your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.
The side effects of Codogesic may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, it is advisable to inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To prevent constipation, maintain a fiber-rich diet, drink plenty of water, and engage in regular exercise. If constipation occurs, consult your pharmacist for assistance in selecting an appropriate laxative.
Serious but rare side effects of Codogesic may include slow/shallow breathing, mental/mood changes, fainting, vision changes, slow/irregular heartbeat, and difficulty urinating. Severe stomach/abdominal pain, changes in urine output, or seizures are very rare but serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience signs of a serious allergic reaction, such as rash, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. This is not an exhaustive list of possible side effects, so contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other effects not mentioned.
Before using Codogesic, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, other narcotic pain medications (such as morphine), or any other substances. Certain medical conditions may contraindicate the use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have severe breathing problems, specific bowel diseases (paralytic ileus, infectious diarrhea), or intoxication with
CNS/respiratory depressants (e.g., alcohol, tranquilizers/sedatives). Provide your medical history, especially regarding brain disorders, heart problems, lung diseases, pancreas disease, mental/mood disorders, gallbladder disease, spinal problems, drug/alcohol abuse history, kidney disease, liver disease, adrenal gland problems, difficulty urinating, underactive thyroid, and intestinal diseases. Inform your doctor or dentist before undergoing surgery if you are using this medication. Codogesic may cause dizziness or drowsiness, so caution is advised when driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities that require alertness. Alcohol consumption should be avoided as it may increase the risk of side effects.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, rise slowly from a sitting or lying position. Elderly individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of Codogesic, particularly slow/shallow breathing and drowsiness. During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when clearly needed and for short periods. Prolonged use or high doses near the expected delivery date are not recommended due to potential harm to the unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have used this medication extensively may experience withdrawal symptoms. If you observe irritability, abnormal or persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea in your newborn, inform your doctor immediately. Codogesic passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on nursing infants. Notify your doctor immediately if your infant develops increased sleepiness, difficulty feeding, or trouble breathing. Discuss the risks and benefits of breastfeeding with your doctor before using this medication.
It is important to be aware of potential drug interactions. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all medications you are currently taking, including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products. This includes anticholinergic medications, cimetidine, other pain medications, and quinidine. Additionally, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are using drugs that cause drowsiness, such as certain antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, sleep or anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, phenothiazines, and psychiatric medicines. Check the labels of all your medications, including cough-and-cold products, as they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Consult your pharmacist for guidance on using these products safely. Codogesic may interfere with certain laboratory tests, potentially causing false results. It is important to inform laboratory personnel and all healthcare providers that you are using this medication.
Remember not to share this medication with others, as it is against the law. Use Codogesic only for your current condition as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it later for another condition unless instructed to do so. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store Codogesic at room temperature, away from light and moisture, between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Keep all medications out of reach of children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drains unless instructed to do so. Properly dispose of this product when it is no longer needed.
Please note that the information provided here is a paraphrase of the original text and should not replace the advice and guidance of a healthcare professional. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist for personalized information and instructions regarding the use of any medication.