What is Pholcodine?

Pholcodine is a drug which is an opioid cough suppressant (antitussive). It helps suppress unproductive coughs and also has a mild sedative effect, but has little or no analgesic effects. It is also known as morpholinylethylmorphine and homocodeine.

Pholcodine is found in certain cough lozenges. However, in the UK, the preparation is almost exclusively an oral solution, typically 5 mg / 5 ml. Adult dosage is 5-10ml up to 3-4 times daily. Pholcodine now largely replaces the previously more common codeine linctus, as it has a much lower potential for dependence.

Pholcodine is not prescribed in the United States where it is a Schedule I drug. It is a class B substance in the United Kingdom but can be purchased over-the-counter in most UK pharmacies .

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I have had a persistent non stop cough for 4 days.

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Still may be a hiatal hernia

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Hi, I am a 57 year old woman and I have had a persistent , phlegm producing cough for about 10 days now, I take aspirin 100 mugs daily and ciprimil...

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Yes if lung problems are excluded

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my duaghter is three year old doctor gave tedykoff lx which contains promethazine hydrocloride and pholcodine syrup. i have been giving her...

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Promethazine and clorphenaramine are antihistimines,i suggest you to continue with one prescribed by doctor because if...

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