What is strong pholcodine?
Strong Pholcodine Linctus 10 mg/ 5 ml is a medicine which helps you to stop coughing, especially if you have a dry non-productive cough. It is related to morphine and codeine, and it acts to stop your automatic cough response.
What is the difference between codeine Linctus and Pholcodine Linctus?
Pholcodine now largely replaces the previously more common codeine linctus, as it has a much lower potential for dependence. Pholcodine is used as an antitussive agent in Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the UK .
How much pholcodine can you have?
Adults: 10 ml up to 6 times in any 24 hours. Children aged 6-12 years: 5 ml up to 4 times in any 24 hours. Not to be given for more than 5 days without the advice of a doctor. Elderly or weak patients: Give a reduced dose; your doctor or pharmacist can advise you.
Who Cannot take pholcodine?
Who shouldn’t take Galenphol?
- Children under 12 years of age.
- People with severe breathing problems, such as people having an asthma attack, and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis.
Can pholcodine make you sleepy?
This medicine can affect your ability to drive or use machines as it may make you feel sleepy or dizzy. However, you would not be committing an offence if: The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem and.
Can you buy pholcodine over the counter?
You can buy Pholcodine Linctus Over The Counter Over The Counter using our easy to use ordering system but you will be required to answer a short series of questions, these questions are asked to make sure the medicine is the correct one and it is safe for your own personal use.
Is pholcodine any good?
Pholcodine Linctus works well on an irritating, dry and tickly cough, by providing soothing relief. As a cough suppressant, it stops the urge to cough and also relieves chest irritation. Pholcodine is the active ingredient and is related to other opioids such as codeine or morphine.
Has Pholcodine Linctus got codeine?
Codeine linctus is a cough medicine available in places like the U.K. and Australia. The codeine linctus active ingredient is codeine phosphate. Although codeine linctus is not available in the United States, codeine phosphate is a Schedule II controlled substance in the U.S.
Can you drink alcohol with pholcodine?
Do not take with any other cough and cold medicine. Use of pholcodine with alcohol or other CNS depressants may increase the effects on the CNS and cause toxicity in relatively smaller doses.
Is pholcodine a sedative?
Pholcodine monohydrate is a cough suppressant with mild sedative but little analgesic action. Its depressant effects on the respiration are less than those of morphine.
What are the side effects of Pholcodine Linctus?
The following side effects may be associated with the use of Pholcodine: Occasional drowsiness, dizziness, excitation, confusion, sputum retention, vomiting, gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea and constipation) and skin reactions including rash.
How long should you use pholcodine?
Pholcodine Linctus is suitable for adults and children over the age of 16 years to soothe dry, irritating coughs. It should be taken as directed for a maximum of 5 days.