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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
It is important that Promethazine HCl and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution is measured with an accurate measuring device (see PATIENT INFORMATION). A household teaspoon is not an accurate measuring device and could lead to overdosage, especially when half a teaspoon is to be measured. It is strongly recommended that an accurate measuring device be used. A pharmacist can provide an appropriate device and can provide instructions for measuring the correct dose.
The combination of promethazine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate is contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 6 years of age, because the combination may cause fatal respiratory depression in this age population.
The average effective dose is given in the following table:
|Adults (12 years of age and over)||5 mL (1 teaspoonful) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 30.0 mL in 24 hours.|
|Children 6 years to under 12 years||2.5 mL to 5 mL (^ to 1 teaspoonful) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 30.0 mL in 24 hours.|
Promethazine HCl and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution is a clear, purple solution supplied as follows:
NDC 42769-7781-4 -bottles of 4 fl. oz. (118 mL)
NDC 42769-7781-6 – bottles of 16 fl. oz. (473 mL)
Keep bottles tightly closed.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]
Protect from light.
Dispense in tight, light-resistant container (USP/NF) with a child-resistant closure.
DEA Order Form Required
Manufactured for BayPharma, Inc. Baltimore, MD 21244. Revised May 2013
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/26/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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