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Capital and Codeine (Acetaminophen / Codeine Phosphate) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

CAPITAL® AND CODEINE ORAL SUSPENSION (Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate oral suspension) is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage should be adjusted according to severity of pain and response of the patient. However, it should be kept in mind that tolerance to codeine can develop with continued use and that the incidence of untoward effects is dose related. Adult doses of codeine higher than 60 mg fail to give commensurate relief of pain but merely prolong analgesia and are associated with an appreciably increased incidence of undesirable side effects. Equivalently high doses in children would have similar effects.

CAPITAL® AND CODEINE ORAL SUSPENSION (Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate oral suspension) contains 120 mg of acetaminophen and 12 mg of codeine phosphate per 5 mL (teaspoonful) and is given orally.

The recommended dose of codeine phosphate in children is 0.5 mg/kg body weight.

The usual doses are:
Children: (7 to 12 years): 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) 3 or 4 times daily.

(3 to 6 years): 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) 3 or 4 times daily.

(under 3 years): safe dosage has not been established.

Adults: 15 mL (1 tablespoonful) every 4 hours as needed.

HOW SUPPLIED

CAPITAL® AND CODEINE ORAL SUSPENSION is a fruit punch-flavored, pink suspension available in 16 fluid oz. bottles, NDC 0187-0003-01.

SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING.

STORAGE:

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]

Packaging and Storage:

Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers and label “Shake Well Before Using.”

Rev. 149:02 12/07

Manufactured by:
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701

Manufactured for:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 U.S.A.

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