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Codeine, which is used in Broncleer cough syrup and said to be the most abused over-the-counter drug in South Africa, can't be withdrawn from the market, according to the Medicines Control Council (MCC).

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Codeine is an opioid medication used for the relief of mild to moderate pain and to suppress coughing. It can be found in a range of cough mixtures and other medications, including Myprodol and Mybulen, Benylin C, Syndol, AdcoDol, Tensodol, Sinutab C, and Sinumax Co among other products.

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