Codeine is an opioid analgesic used to treat mild to moderate pain. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 hours as needed for pain. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed. If you are taking the liquid form of this medication, use a special dose-measuring spoon or device to measure each dose accurately. Overuse can result in serious side effects.