Codeine Sulfate is an opioid analgesic adumbrated for the abatement of balmy to moderately astringent affliction area the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate.
Dosage and Administration
Selection of patients for analysis with Codeine Sulfate should be absolute by the aforementioned attempt that administer to the use of agnate opioid analgesics. Physicians should individualize analysis in every case, application non-opioid analgesics, opioids on an as bare base and/or, aggregate products, and abiding opioid analysis in a accelerating plan of affliction management.
Individualization of Dosage
As with any opioid biologic product, acclimatize the dosing dieting for anniversary accommodating individually, demography into annual the patient’s above-mentioned analgesic analysis experience. In the alternative of the antecedent dosage of Codeine Sulfate, absorption should be accustomed to the following:
- The absolute circadian dose, authority and specific characteristics of the opioid the accommodating has been demography previously.
- The believability of the about authority appraisal acclimated to annual the agnate Codeine Sulfate dosage needed.
- The patient’s amount of opioid tolerance.
- The accepted action and medical cachet of the patient.
- Concurrent medications.
- The blazon and severity of the patient’s pain.
- Risk factors for the abuse/addiction/diversion, including a above-mentioned history of abuse, addiction or diversion.
The afterward dosing recommendations, therefore, can alone be advised adapted approaches to what is absolutely a alternation of analytic decisions over time in the administering of the affliction of anniversary alone patient.
Continual reevaluation of the accommodating accepting Codeine Sulfate is important, with adapted absorption to the aliment of affliction ascendancy and the about accident of ancillary furnishings associated with therapy. During abiding therapy, abnormally for non cancer-related pain, the connected charge for the use of opioid analgesics should be reassessed as appropriate.
During periods of alteration analgesic requirements, including antecedent titration, common acquaintance is recommended amid physician, added associates of the healthcare team, the patient, and the caregiver/family.
Initiation of Therapy
The accepted developed dosage for tablets is 15 mg to 60 mg again up to every four hours as bare for pain. The best 24 hour dosage is 360 mg.
The antecedent dosage should be titrated based aloft the alone patient’s acknowledgment to their antecedent dosage of codeine. This dosage can again be adapted to an adequate akin of analgesia demography into annual the advance in affliction acuteness and the tolerability of the codeine by the patient.
It should be kept in mind, however, that altruism to Codeine Sulfate can advance with connected use and that the accident of adverse furnishings is dose-related. Developed doses of codeine college than 60 mg abort to accord adequate abatement of affliction and are associated with an appreciably added accident of abominable ancillary effects.
Cessation of Therapy
When the accommodating no best requires analysis with Codeine Sulfate, doses should be cone-shaped gradually to anticipate signs and affection of abandonment in the physically abased patient.
Dosage Forms and Strengths
Each 15 mg book for articulate administering contains 15 mg of the Codeine Sulfate, USP. It is a white/round/uncoated tablet/denticulate on one side/debossed “15” on the denticulate ancillary and “LCI” on the added side.
Each 30 mg book for articulate administering contains 30 mg of theCodeine Sulfate, USP. It is a white/round/uncoated tablet/denticulate on one side/debossed “30” on the denticulate ancillary and “LCI” on the added side.
Each 60 mg book for articulate administering contains 60 mg of the Codeine Sulfate, USP. It is a white/round/uncoated tablet/denticulate on one side/debossed “1699” on the denticulate ancillary and “LCI” on the added side.
Codeine Sulfate is strongly contraindicated for the postoperative affliction administering in accouchement who accept undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Codeine Sulfate is strongly contraindicated in the patients with accepted hypersensitivity to codeine or, any apparatus of the product. Persons accepted to be astute to assertive added opioids may display cross-sensitivity to codeine.
Codeine Sulfate is strongly contraindicated in the patients with respiratory abasement in the absence of resuscitative equipment.
Codeine Sulfate is strongly contraindicated in the patients with astute or, astringent bronchial asthma or, hypercarbia.
Codeine Sulfate is contraindicated in any accommodating who has or, is doubtable of accepting diplegic ileus.