THE DAN­GER­OUS DRUG

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

Codeine is known to cause opi­oid poi­son­ing in adults with very high meta­bolic rates and chil­dren Many de­vel­oped coun­tries banned it in prod­ucts for chil­dren un­der 12 and breast­feed­ing moth­ers in 2013 This fol­lowed a 2012 safety re­view that found it caused se­ri­ous side-ef­fects, in­clud­ing death, in chil­dren In In­dia, pop­u­lar codeinebased cough syrups such as Corex, Phensedyl, Be­nadryl and Teddy Cough, do not carry a warn­ing la­bel.

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