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DESCRIPTION

WARNING - MAY BE HABIT FORMING

Codeine is an alkaloid obtained from opium or prepared from morphine by methylation and occurs as white crystals. Codeine effloresces slowly in dry air and is effected by light. The chemical name of codeine phosphate is 7,8-Didehydro-4,5alpha-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6alpha-ol phosphate (1:1)(salt) hemihydrate and has the empirical formula of C18H21NO3H3PO41/2H20. Its molecular weight is 406.4.

Each soluble tablet contains 30 mg (0.074 mmol) or 60 mg (0.15 mmol) of codeine phosphate. These tablets also contain lactose and sucrose.

Soluble tablets of codeine phosphate are freely soluble in water. They are intended for the preparation of solutions for parenteral administration. These tablets are not sterile. Codeine phosphate is an analgesic.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Pain; DEA Class C.I. FDA Pre 1938 Drugs; Pregnancy Category C; WHO Formulary

FDA Drug Class: Analgesics, General; Antitussives/Expectorants/Mucolytics

BRAND NAMES: Actacode; Codate; Codein Knoll; Codein Kwizda; Codein Phosphate; Codein Slovakofarma; Codeine Linctus; Codeine Phosphate; Codeine Phosphate Injection; Codeine Sulfate; Codeinum Phosphorcum; Codeisan; Codephos; Codicompren Retard; Codiforton; Codipront N; Melrosum; Paveral; Pulmocodeina; Solcodein; Tricodein; Tricodein Solco
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)





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