What is Thiocodin Syrup
Thiocodin syrup is a medicinal product used to treat a troublesome cough that is not associated with expectoration.
Strawberry flavor. Thiocodin has an antitussive effect, inhibits the cough reflex, reduces the frequency of coughing attacks (codeine) and expectoration, facilitates the movement of liquefied secretion in the respiratory tract and its expectoration (sulfaguayacol).
Thiocodin Syrup Composition
10 ml of syrup contains 15 mg of codeine phosphate hemihydrate and 300 mg of sulfogaiacol.
Excipients: sucrose, glycerin, sodium benzoate, strawberry flavor 502301T, citric acid monohydrate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, purified water.
Dosage of Thiocodin Syrup
Always use buy thiocodin syrup exactly as described in the package leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children aged 12 to 18 years: orally, with meals, 1 scoop (10 ml of syrup) three times a day, no more than every 4 to 6 hours.
It is not recommended to use doses exceeding those recommended. In order to obtain the desired effectiveness of the product, you should take the right amount of liquid during the day (at least 2 liters).
Thiocodin syrup is not recommended for use in children aged 12 to 18 years with respiratory problems.
Thiocodin syrup has an antitussive effect, inhibits the cough reflex by reducing the frequency of coughing attacks (codeine) and expectorant attacks, facilitates the movement of liquefied secretions in the respiratory tract and their expectoration (sulfaguaiacol).
Thiocodin syrup is indicated for the treatment of dry, persistent cough without expectoration of secretions.
Contraindications of Thiocodin Syrup
When not to use Thiocodin:
- if you are allergic to codeine phosphate hemihydrate, sulfoguajacol, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- if you have asthma or respiratory failure,
- if you are in a coma,
- if you have cystic fibrosis
- if you have bronchiectasis
- if you are addicted to alcohol,
- if you are addicted to opioids,
- if the patient’s metabolism of codeine to morphine is known to be very rapid;
- if you cough up secretions,
- if you are currently taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have used them within the past 14 days.
- Side effects
- Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Very common side effects of thiocodin syrup (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
- nausea and vomiting, constipation, dizziness, sedation.
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- allergic reactions (itching, hives, rash, skin eczema),
- sudden mood changes (excessive joy or sadness);
- respiratory failure, bronchospasm,
- palpitations, drop in blood pressure and fainting,
- drowsiness, headaches,
- pupillary constriction, urinary retention,
- loss of appetite, impaired vision and hearing,
- hallucinations (perception of non-existent objects);
- acute abdominal pain (this mainly affects patients after removal of the gallbladder), irritation of the gastrointestinal mucosa, a symptom of which may be, m.in, stomach pain (after taking large doses of the drug).
Warnings and Precautions
Thiocodin syrup contains sucrose (a type of sugar). If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
10 ml of syrup contains 6 g of sucrose. This should be considered in patients with diabetes mellitus.
The drug contains sodium benzoate, which causes a slight degree of irritation of the mucous membranes.
It contains propyl parahydroxybenzoate and may cause allergic reactions (delayed reactions are possible).
The drug should be taken orally, during a meal. You must drink at least 2 liters of fluid throughout the day. This will make it easier to expectorate secretions.
If the cough persists after 3 days of using the medicine, or if you experience a high body temperature, skin rash, or headache, contact your doctor.
Abuse of thiocordin (i.e. use for longer than recommended and/or at doses higher than recommended) can lead to dependence.
If you abuse this medication and stop using it suddenly, withdrawal symptoms may occur.
In people who play sports, Thiocodin can cause a positive result in anti-doping tests.
Use of other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or may be taking any other medicines.
Thiocodin may interact with drugs:
- antidepressants also within 14 days after discontinuation of these drugs;
- sleeping pills
- opioid analgesics,
- relaxation of skeletal muscles
- medicines used in Parkinson’s disease,
- antibiotic – rifampicin,
- containing alcohol.
- Use of the drug with food and drink
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Alcohol can increase the effect of codeine. Keep in mind that alcohol can be a component of some foods and medicines.