Brand name: Pholcodine Dry Forte (Trust) TM
Active ingredients: pholcodine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.
All products containing pholcodine have been recalled from pharmacies for safety reasons. Pholcodine is most commonly used in cough syrups and lozenge products.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about alternatives.
If you need general anaesthesia and have taken pholcodine in the past 12 months, tell your healthcare professional before your procedure.
For more information, visit Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
What it is used for
Cough suppressant for the temporary relief of non-productive / dry cough.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless to slightly yellow liquid, free from any insoluble matter.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient pholcodine
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems