From 1 February 2018, codeine was made a prescription only medication instead of being available over the counter at your pharmacy.
This means you will need to get a prescription from your doctor to buy codeine.
For people with ongoing chronic pain, there are other treatments in addition to or instead of medication that can be very helpful.
Advice from new website http://realrelief.org.au
Another major change in July 2020 was need for patients to have TWO doctors consider need for codeine and other analgesics when a person hasa need to continue for more than 12 months otherwise the medication are NOT avaialble on the PBS
– please make an appointment and discuss with your needs with a GP