Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg (active substance: codeine phosphate) is an analgesic: a medicine that fights pain. It helps block or reduces access to pain sensations in the brain, causing painful symptoms to diminish or disappear.
When is it used?
Codeine phosphate teva 60mg (codeine phosphate) is used as a pain reliever for headaches, flu and colds, menstrual pain, kidney turns, rheumatism, pain after an operation or in case of illness And pains of an unknown cause. Doctors sometimes prescribe this medicine to treat a persistent cough. Codeine (codeine phosphate) also reduces the sensation of having to cough.
How to use Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg?
Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg tablet should be taken with a little liquid. You do this at best during meals to avoid gastrointestinal problems. If you are taking this medicine several times a day, you should wait at least four hours before taking the next dose.
Have you forgotten to take the medicine? You can still do it later unless it is almost time to take the next dose. Never take a codeine (codeine phosphate) tablet to compensate for the missed dose. You can find more information on this in the operating instructions.
Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg is available in various dosages (15, 30 or 60 mg of codeine (codeine phosphate) per tablet). The doctor decides the dosage of this medication. Always comply with the prescribed dosage. Children can only use this medication in consultation with a doctor.
Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg can cause side effects although not everyone does. The most common side effects of codeine (codeine phosphate) include:
Drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness;
constipation. You can prevent this by drinking a lot and eating a lot of fiber;
Most side effects disappear after a few days when the body has become accustomed to the drug. Consult a doctor if you continue to experience side effects or other unwanted effects not listed in the package insert.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg is not appropriate for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
Are hypersensitive to codeine phosphate or to any of the active substances used;
Suffer from brain or liver disease or other serious illness .;
Use some other medications. The doctor knows what drugs are involved.
Do you still use other medications? Mention this when you apply: Some drugs may interact with codeine (codeine phosphate). You can find more information in this manual.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
This medication can only be used during pregnancy and lactation on the advice of a doctor. Never use codeine (codeine phosphate) just before delivery. This medication can negatively influence the baby’s breathing.
Codeine phosphate Teva 60mg can sometimes cause dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness. Take this into account and do not participate in traffic if you suffer from one of these effects.
Alcohol enhances the effect of this drug. You can, therefore, suffer more quickly from fatigue and dizziness. Stop or limit your alcohol intake until you no longer have to take this medicine