Codeine Linctus is a solution for a cough that can help relieve dry and/or tickly cough with an active ingredient codeine phosphate. It can reduce the desire to cough while giving you an irritation-free feeling induced by a persistent cough. It may be suitable for those who have a dry cough and are looking for a solution.
A dry or tickly cough is a form of cough that creates no mucous and usually goes away in a few weeks. If you have a dry cough, in the back of your throat you can notice an itchy or tickly sensation that makes you want to cough.
We will only allow you to buy codeine linctus online in a limited quantity; The maximum quantity is limited to 1 and we also place time restrictions and monitor your purchasing activity for all products containing codeine for your own protection against overdosing and abuse.
Effects on abilities
Using the dose recommended, Codeine Linctus is not considered to be a hazard, however, the use of codeine phosphate at higher doses or in more sensitive individuals may cause sedation, dizziness and nausea. Patients should be advised not to drive or operate machinery if affected by dizziness or sedation.
This medicine can impair cognitive function and can affect a patient’s ability to drive safely. This class of medicine is in the list of drugs included in regulations under 5a of the Road Traffic Act 1988. When prescribing this medicine, patients should be told:
• The medicine is likely to affect your ability to drive
• Do not drive until you know how the medicine affects you
• It is an offence to drive while under the influence of this medicine
• However, you would not be committing an offence (called “statutory defence”) if:
o The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem and
o You have taken it according to the instructions given by the prescriber and in the information provided with the medicine and
o It was not affecting your ability to drive safely
The following undesirable effects have been reported following use of codeine phosphate or opioid analgesics and may arise following use of Codeine Linctus. The frequency of adverse effects cannot be estimated from available data.
Psychiatric disorders: hallucinations, dysphoria, euphoria, mood changes, restlessness, confusion.
Nervous system disorders: dizziness, drowsiness, seizures, addiction, tolerance, dependence, headache, vertigo, malaise, sleep disturbances.
Eye disorders: miosis, visual disturbances.
Cardiac disorders: palpitations, bradychardia, tachycardia.
Vascular disorders: postural hypotension, hypothermia, facial flushing, oedema.
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: respiratory depression.
Gastrointestinal disorders: nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, anorexia, pancreatitis, dry mouth.
Hepatobiliary disorders: biliary spasm.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: rashes, urticaria, pruritus, sweating.
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: muscle fasciculation or rigidity.
Renal and urinary disorders: difficulty with micturition, ureteric spasm or retention.
Reproductive system and breast disorders: decreased libido or potency.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
This Codeine Linctus Syrup (sugar version) contains 15mg of the active ingredient codeine phosphate in each dose.
Please read the product information leaflet and instructions on the packaging before taking this medicine.
This product is a controlled medicine.To prevent abuse, our pharmacists will need to confirm your identity. After you place an order, we will email you to share a photo ID.
Limited to 1 quantity per person. We will automatically cancel additional quantities.
The brand may vary and all photos are for illustration purposes and may not represent the product you receive.