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Generic: codeine-promethazine
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It helps to stop or reduce coughing due to colds or allergies
               



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What is this medicine?

CODEINE; PROMETHAZINE (KOE deen; proe METH a zeen) is a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It helps to stop or reduce coughing due to colds or allergies. This medicine will not treat an infection.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • glaucoma
  • head injury
  • difficulty passing urine
  • other chronic illness
  • seizure disorder
  • sleep apnea
  • stomach ulcer
  • an allergic or unusual reaction to codeine, promethazine, phenothiazines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Take your doses at regular times. Do not take more medicine than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply. This medicine is not approved for use in children less than 6 years old. Certain formulations of this medicine are also not approved for use in adolescents less than 16 years old.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • disopyramide
  • risperidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • muscle relaxants
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • some medicines for depression, anxiety, or other mental disturbances
  • sleeping pills or tranquilizers
  • tramadol

               
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