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Codeine
Essential medicine status
General description
Codeine is an opioid analgesic for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It also has antitussive and antidiarrhoeal activity.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Cough
Added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Diarrhoea
Added in 1984 (TRS 722) for Pain
Removed in 1997 (TRS 882) for Cough
Removed in 2011 (TRS 965) for Diarrhoea
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Opioid analgesics
  • Oral > Solid: 30 mg tablet (codeine phosphate)
Indications
Section
Medicines for diarrhoea
  • Oral > Solid: 30 mg tablet (codeine phosphate)
Indications
Section
Antitussives
  • Oral > Solid: 10 mg tablet (codeine phosphate)
Indications