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
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
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;
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)