Codeine phosphate hemihydrate
For Analgesia: Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the
pain and the response of the patient.
Adults: 15 to 60 mg every 4 to 6 hours (usual adult dose, 30 mg).
Children: 1 Year of Age and Older - 0.5 mg/kg of b.d. weight or 15 mg/m2 of
b.d. surface every 4 to 6 hours.
Soluble tablets codeine phosphate are administered subcutaneously or
Solutions for injection should be prepared with sterile water and filtered
through a 0.22 membrane filter.
Note: Do not use the solution if it is more than slightly discolored or
contains a precipitate.