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Your child needs to take the medicine called codeine (say: KOE-deen). This information sheet explains what codeine does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about codeine and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about codeine, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: February 26th 2010