What is terpin hydrate and codeine elixir used for?
The two active ingredients, terpin hydrate and codeine, help patients with productive (wet cough, phlegm) and excessive coughing. Codeine is also an opioid analgesic that relieves pain.
How should I take terpin hydrate and codeine elixir?
Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.
For oral liquid preparations, use a medical-grade measuring cup not a household spoon.
How do I store terpin hydrate and codeine elixir?
Store this product at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & Warnings
What should I know before using terpin hydrate and codeine elixir?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
- Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Do not take this preparation or other drugs that contain codeine while pregnant or breastfeeding. There is evidence that codeine and other opioids can cause negative effects on the baby including poor growth, preterm birth, still birth, birth defects, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. There is also an increased risk of maternal death.
If you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking this drug, talk to your doctor right away for re-evaluation of your treatment plan.
What side effects can occur from terpin hydrate and codeine elixir?
Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include: