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Codrix (Acetaminophen / Codeine Phosphate) - Indications and Dosage



CODRIX™ is indicated for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain.


Dosage should be adjusted according to severity of pain and response of the patient.

The usual adult dosage is:

Single Doses (range) Maximum 24 Hour Dose
Codeine Phosphate15 mg to 60 mg360 mg
Acetaminophen300 mg to 1000 mg4000 mg

The usual dose of codeine phosphate in children is 0.5 mg/kg.

Doses may be repeated up to every 4 hours.

The prescriber must determine the number of tablets per dose, and the maximum number of tablets per 24 hours based upon the above dosage guidance. This information should be conveyed in the prescription.

It should be kept in mind, however, 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.


CODRIX™, (acetaminophen and codeine phosphate tablets, USP) 500 mg/15 mg are oval, white tablets with the “

” imprinted on one side and "711" imprinted on the other side.

Bottles of 100 Tablets        NDC 62022-711-01

Bottles of 500 Tablets        NDC 62022-711-05

Bottles of 1000 Tablets       NDC 62022-711-50

Store at controlled room temperature, 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) [see USP].

Dispense in tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP.

Manufactured by:
Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Manufactured for:
Andrx Laboratories, Inc.
Weston, FL 33331

Rev. date: 08/07

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