HPC – Cough and cold preparations containing codeine or dihydrocodeine

Update of the product information

13.07.2017 - The following sections in the product information texts for cough and cold preparations containing codeine and dihydrocodeine have been updated: "Contraindications", "Warnings and precautions" and "Pregnancy/breastfeeding".  

Contraindications

Cough and cold preparations containing codeine or dihydrocodeine may not be administered to

  • children below 12 years;
  • patients of any age who are known to be "ultra-rapid metabolisers";
  • breast-feeding women.

Warnings and precautions

Cough and cold preparations containing codeine or dihydrocodeine are not recommended for adolescents between 12 and 18 years who have problems with breathing.

Pregnancy/breastfeeding

Since codeine can pass into breast milk, and morphine-like effects in the infant cannot be ruled out, "preparation name" may not be used during breastfeeding (see Contraindications).

Please find detailed information in the pdf-document.

https://www.swissmedic.ch/content/swissmedic/en/home/humanarzneimittel/market-surveillance/health-professional-communication--hpc-/hpc-husten-und-erkaeltungsmittel-mit-codein-bzw-dihydrocodein.html