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70 8.6 Over the counter codeine Thirty-five percent (Table 51) of respondents had used over-the-counter (OTC) codeine within six months of interview, 2% reporting recent injection. Nurofen Plus and Panadeine were the main brand names used to treat headaches (17%, Table 42) or other pain. Table 51: OTC codeine use characteristics, 2009, % 2009 n=99 % used last six months 35 median days used last six months 16 % injected drug last six months 2 median days injected last six months 13 Used Most used Forms Licit 29 24 Illicit 24 2 Brands Mersyndol 1 Nurofen Plus 15 Panadeine 10 Panafen Plus 2 Panamax Co 1 Other 1 Table 52: OTC codeine reasons for use, 2009, % OTC codeine % of entire sample able to respond 6 % of those who responded Headache 17 Other pain 100 To get out of it 0 To sleep 0 To relieve opioid withdrawal 0