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Revised: 1/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
1% DIHYDROCODEINE PHOSPHATE POWDER
 Active ingredient:
Dihydrocodeine phosphate
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white powder
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine have analgesic, sedative, and especially, centrally-acting antitussive action by acting the central nerve, etc, and consequently relieve a cough, pain or diarrhea.
Usually, used for cough relief/sedation in respiratory depression, analgesia, or improvement of diarrhea.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are in a convulsive state, have acute alcoholism, hemorrhagic colitis, bacterial diarrhea or organic brain disorder, are in a shock state, have metabolic acidosis or a history of drug dependence, are debilitated, have urinary disturbance or gastrointestinal disorder, are immediately after a gastrointestinal surgery, or have respiratory disorder such as bronchial asthma, liver disorder, renal disorder, cardiac dysfunction, gallbladder disorder, thyroid disorder or adrenocortical insufficiency.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 1 g (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times a day. The dosage should be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If there is less than 4 hours to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your regular time. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness/dizziness. Do not operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Alcohol drinking may give rise to respiratory depression, hypotension, sedation or coma. Therefore, caution should be exercised when drinking alcohol.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: arrhythmia, blood pressure fluctuation, hot flush, drowsiness, dizziness, vision disorder, sweating, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, itching, urinary disturbance, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • insomnia/anxiety, hallucination/delusion [drug dependence and withdrawal symptoms due to chronic medication]
  • shortness of breath, abnormal respiration [respiratory depression]
  • excitement, anxiety, uncoordinated conversation or movement, hallucination/delusion [confusion, deliria]
  • compressed feeling in the chest, suffocation feeling, throat swelling [atelectasis, bronchospasm, pharyngeal edema]
  • abdominal pain, enlarged feeling of abdomen, fever, tachycardia [paralytic ileus in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, toxic megacolon]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. If you dispose of unused medicines, ask the pharmacy or the medical institution about proper disposal of drugs.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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