Pain relief: The recommended dose of codeine for pain relief for adults and children over 12 years of age is 15 mg to 60 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required, not to exceed 360 mg in one day.
Cough: The recommended adult dose of codeine as a cough suppressant is 15 mg to 30 mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 120 mg daily.
This medication may be habit-forming if taken for long periods of time. Do not stop taking this medication without talking with your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.