Consumers and carers

Codeine

Over-the-counter codeine: changes to supply

Codeine was an active ingredient in a number of over-the-counter medicines until recently. From 1 February 2018, all medicines containing codeine require a prescription.

Find more information for physiotherapists on talking to people about the changes to codeine access here.

Find more consumer resources on codeine and pain management by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia here.

Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources

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