How To Use This Medicine
Take codeine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these
directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Too much codeine
could be very harmful.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take codeine with food or milk if it upsets
your stomach. Do not stop taking codeine suddenly if you have been taking
it continuously for more than 5 to 7 days. Stopping suddenly could cause withdrawal symptoms
and make you feel uncomfortable. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce your dose.
Codeine will cause constipation. Increase the amount of fiber and water
(six to eight full glasses a day) in your diet to prevent constipation. Do not share
this medication with anyone else.
Store codeine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.