Actavis promethazine. Each 5 mL contains: Promethazine hydrochloride 6.25 mg; codeine
phosphate 10 mg. Alcohol 7% .
Indication: Cough Suppressant
Dosage Form: Syrup
Drug : 1622-62-44
16 oz, 32oz,
Actavis promethazine. Codeine is an opiate used to treat pain, coughing, and diarrhea.
so It is typically use to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain.
Evidence does not support its use for acute cough suppression in children or adults.
In Europe, it is not recommend as a cough medicine in those under 12 years of age.
However It typically starts working after half an hour, with maximum effect at two hours.
Its effects last for about four to six hours.
Therefore common side effects include vomiting, constipation, itchiness, light headedness, and drowsiness.
Serious side effects may include breathing difficulties and addiction. Whether its use in pregnancy is safe is unclear.
Care should be use during breastfeeding, as it may result in opiate toxicity in the baby.
so Its use as of 2016 is not recommend in children.
Codeine works following being broken down by the liver into morphine;
how quickly this occurs depends on a person’s genetics.
Actavis promethazine with codeine cough syrup.
Codeine is discover in 1832 by Pierre Jean Robiquet.
In 2013, about 361,000 kg of codeine were produced while 249,000 kg were used,
which made it the most commonly taken opiate.
However It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines,
the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.
Therefore wholesale cost in the developing world is between US$0.29 per dose as of 201.