Mild to moderate pain especially of visceral origin
30mg 4-6 hourly after meals. Child over 4 years; 0.5-1mg/kg 4-6 hourly
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Asthma; hypotension; hypothyroid- ism; pregnancy and breast feeding; prostatic hypertrophy; hepatic impairment; renal impair- ment [as its metabolites tend to accumulate]; children under 1year; 6-10% of caucasians are deficient of CYP2D6 hence codeine is not effec- tive in them.
Acute respiratory depression, risk of paralytic ileus, acute abdomen, acute alcoholic, hypersensitivity to codeine.
Hypotension; bradycardia; respirato- ry depression; muscle rigidity; itching; arrhythmias and itching.
It is 100-150% more potent than codeine. For indications, precautions, side effects, contraindi- cations, drug interactions see under codeine.