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Terpin hydrate and Codeine oral

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


(TER-pin HI-drate WITH KO-deen)


Terpin hydrate helps to loosen mucus. Codeine suppresses a cough. This combination medication is used to control a cough associated with a cold or other respiratory illnesses.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as prescribed. Be sure to follow instructions closely. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Long term or excessive use of this medication may lead to dependency. This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack.

Side Effects

Drowsiness, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or stomach upset may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Notify your doctor if you develop: a slow pulse, mental confusion, mood changes, skin rash, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: lung diseases (e.g., (asthma, emphysema), depression, problems with constipation, a history of drug dependency, allergies (especially to narcotic pain medications or alcohol). Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, cimetidine. This medication contains alcohol. Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.


Drink plenty of fluids, especially water while taking this medication. It will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.