HOW DOES Codeine Phosphate? WHAT WILL IT
DO FOR ME?
Codeine phosphate belongs to the class of medications called narcotic analgesics “analgesic” means “pain reliever Codeine is also used to control coughing that is not controlled by nonnarcotic cough suppressants. Codeine Phosphate works by acting on the brain to dull the cough reflex. This Codeine Phosphate may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Do not give Codeine Phosphate to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful to people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it. Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.