What is Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl?
Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl contains an opioid (narcotic) cough medicine and may be habit-forming.
Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Taking opioid medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use opioid medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl if you are allergic to codeine or promethazine, or if you have:
- asthma or severe breathing problems;
- a stomach or bowel obstruction (including paralytic ileus);
- narrow-angle glaucoma; or
- if you are unable to urinate.
Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.
Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old who recently had surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- lung disease or breathing problems;
- a head injury, brain tumor, or seizure;
- constipation, a bowel obstruction, or stomach problems;
- problems with your bile duct, pancreas, or adrenal gland;
- an enlarged prostate or urination problems;
- uncontrolled muscle spasms;
- a blood cell disorder;
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a severe nervous system reaction);
- liver or kidney disease;
- low blood pressure;
- a drug addiction; or
- if you have a fever and cough with mucus.