Codeine is a feeble narcotic drug. It is inferior to morphine in relieving pain and producing sleep. It dose not produce nausea or vomiting but causes constipation. On account of its sedative effect on the visceral nerves, it soothes the hacking cough of phthisis and visceral neuralgia.
Dose and Administration
For irritating cough
Adults :1 tablet at 8 hours interval if necessary.
Children : Dose will vary according to age.
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Don’t use for long time. It should be given for 5 days only. It should not be prescribed for the baby below one year to old people, pregnant mother in last three months, patients with liver disease or jaundice.
* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.