Active codeine cough syrup
Generic Name: promethazine/codeine (proe-METH-a-zeen/KOE-deen)
Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.
Promethazine/codeine syrup may cause severe and sometimes fatal breathing problems in children. Do NOT use promethazine/codeine syrup in children younger than 6 years old. Do not give promethazine/codeine syrup with any other medicines that can cause breathing problems.
Some children have had serious and sometimes fatal breathing problems when using codeine after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Talk with your doctor for more information.