Why DCGI advised Doctors not to prescribe cold, cough medicines containing Pholcodine?

The World Health Organization has warned about the risks of Pholcodine, an opioid medicine used in cough and cold remedies. Doctors and consumers have been asked to stop using these remedies.

Pholcodine is a cough suppressant that can cause serious side effects, including respiratory depression, which can lead to death.

There are safer and more effective alternatives to Pholcodine available, such as dextromethorphan and guaifenesin.

Other Alternatives


Other Advice

If you are taking a cough syrup with Pholcodine, stop and talk to your doctor. There are safer and more effective alternatives, including dextromethorphan and guaifenesin.