The medicines below all contain the following active ingredient(s): pholcodine + cetylpyridinium.
You can select a medicine from this list to find out more - including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).
Safety alert and recalls
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).