Codeine Medication


As of 1 February, 2018, products containing codeine are not available without a prescription.

How will this affect me?
You will need to see your doctor for a prescription for medication containing codeine or consider one of the many other alternatives to codeine. Alternatives include conventional medicines, natural medicines, non-medicine approaches and topical (on skin) treatments.

Did you know?
Some anti-inflammatory products (eg. Nurofen and Voltaren) may not be suitable for everyone and should not be used long term without medical supervision.

Ask your UFS Pharmacist
Our pharmacists are trained to assess your pain relief needs and can advise you on the most clinically appropriate therapy to manage your pain.