Recall of pholcodine-containing products

14 September 2023

Following the withdrawal of pholcodine-containing products from the Australian market, we have developed advice for anaesthetists to aid in conversation with patients who will receive general anaesthesia.

Routine questioning about recent consumption is unlikely to be useful for clinical decision-making by anaesthetists. 

Please read for full advice about pholcodine consumption and general anaesthesia.

Last updated 15:32 15.09.2023