Phensedyl – UPSC Prelims

What is Phensedyl?
  • Phensedyl is a codeine-based cough syrup.
  • Phensedyl is a schedule H drug and can only be sold on a doctor’s prescription.
  • It is consumed in large quantities against the recommended small dose to “get a kick”.
  • Why in news? It is smuggled from India and abused as an intoxicant in Bangladesh that follows liquor prohibition.
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