Who should not take Chemergan-Codeine Syrup?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • parkinson symptoms
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • lower seizure threshold
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • very rapid heartbeat - torsades de pointes
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • decreased lung function
  • stenosing peptic ulcer
  • narrowing of opening between stomach and small intestine
  • stomach or intestine blockage
  • liver problems
  • blockage of urinary bladder
  • enlarged prostate
  • Coma
  • seizures
  • Temporarily Stops Breathing While Sleeping
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the Blood
  • chronic obstructive lung disease
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • systemic mastocytosis
  • untreated decreased level of thyroid hormones
  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • cor pulmonale
  • abnormally low blood pressure
  • asthma
  • Asthma Attack
  • constipation
  • severe liver disease
  • biliary and gallbladder problem
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • Shock
  • cannot empty bladder
  • Weakened Patient
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • high pressure within the skull
  • CYP2D6 ultrarapid metabolizer
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
  • sleep apnea due to airway obstruction
  • Surgical Removal of the Adenoids in Pediatric Patient
  • Surgical Removal of the Tonsils in Pediatric Patient
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • history of opioid overdose


  • Phenothiazines
  • Opioids - Morphine Analogues
  • Tramadol

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