Dihydrocodeine

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  • Other
  • Cough
  • Pain, Postoperative

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  • A month or so
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Uses of Dihydrocodeine

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Dihydrocodeine is used in the treatment of:

  • Cough
  • Pain, Postoperative

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dihydrocodeine Brand Names

Dihydrocodeine Drug Class

Dihydrocodeine is part of the drug class:

Dihydrocodeine Interactions

This is not a complete list of Dihydrocodeinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dihydrocodeine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dihydrocodeine falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Dihydrocodeine in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Forms of Medication

Dihydrocodeine is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet