This combination product contains three medications: codeine, triprolidine, and pseudoephedrine.
Codeine belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics and cough suppressants.
Triprolidine belongs to the group of medications called antihistamines, and helps to relieve sneezing and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine belongs to the group of medications called nasal decongestants, and reduces nasal congestion.
Codeine - triprolidine - pseudoephedrine is used to treat coughs related to inflamed tissues in the nose and throat. It works by reducing inflammation in the nose and throat tissues and decreasing cough.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The recommended dose for adults and adolescents 12 years and over is 10 mL (2 teaspoons) or 1 tablet, every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
The recommended dose for children 6 to 12 years old is 5 mL (one teaspoon) or one half tablet 3 to 4 times a day as needed.
The recommended dose for children 2 to 6 years is 2.5 mL (one-half teaspoon) or one quarter tablet 3 to 4 times a day as needed.
In all cases, no more than 4 doses should be taken in a 24-hour period.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. 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.
This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
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.
Each white to off-white, biconvex tablet, code number "WELLCOME P4B" on same side as score mark, contains triprolidine HCl 4 mg, pseudoephedrine HCl 60 mg, and codeine phosphate 20 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, starch, lactose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, and yellow colourant. Each tablet is equivalent to 10 mL of syrup. If the tablet is broken in half, it reveals a yellow core. This medication does not contain tartrazine.
Each 5 mL of clear, dark red syrupy liquid contains triprolidine HCl 2 mg, pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg, and codeine phosphate 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: red colourant, flavour, glycerin, methylparaben, sodium benzoate, and sucrose. This medication does not contain alcohol.
Do not use this medication if you:
This medication should not be given to newborn or premature infants.
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