Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
For healthcare professionals only
I have now removed Nurofen Plus and co-codamol from public view. I want to do what I can to reduce the problem of over the counter codeine abuse.
I am very cautious and strict about codeine sales over the counter. I have seen people slide into addiction.
I believe OTC codeine has its place for occasional use however there are too many people who opt to purchase it first line without trying alternatives first.
In New Zealand, all codeine products will be prescription-only from November 5th this year.