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CODEINE: USE IN CHILDREN

Last Updated: 29 November 2017

Body System: Nervous system

Safety

Codeine is contraindicated in all children aged 0-18 years who undergo tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy (or both) for obstructive sleep apnoea. Codeine is restricted to children over 12 years of age and only if the benefit outweighs the risks.

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