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Co-codamol 30/500mg treatment uses an opioid pain reliever combined with a non-prescription pain reliever to provide pain relief better than the relief provided by either medication alone.
Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets contain the painkillers paracetamol and codeine, which effectively relieve severe pain. Codeine is an opioid analgesic, which means the pain-relieving medications come from the opium poppy plant.
Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets provides short-term relief of moderate pain not relieved by other painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen alone. Treatment with Co-codamol 30/500mg alleviates your pain so you can carry on with your day.
Codeine in Co-codamol
The codeine in Co-Codomal interacts with the central nervous system (CNS) to change the way the brain perceives pain. Codeine works by mimicking the action of pain-reducing chemicals, known as endorphins, which occur naturally in the brain and spinal cord.
The human body converts codeine into morphine, another type of narcotic from the opium poppy plant. Once converted, the morphine molecules latch onto opioid receptors in the CNS, somewhat like tying up a boat at a slip. When codeine docks at the receptor and attaches, it causes the receptor to send a pain-reducing message to the brain.
Paracetamol in Co-codamol
Paracetamol works in the central nervous system to relieve mild to moderate pain in a different way. This medicine inhibits the production of prostaglandins, which are naturally occurring chemicals that produce pain and inflammation at the site of injury or disease.
Together, codeine and paracetamol work better to provide pain relief than either medicine could provide alone.
All oral pain pills, including Co-Codamol, must start dissolving in the stomach before they begin to relieve pain. Patients typically experience relief in 30 to 45 minutes after swallowing an oral pain reliever. Because they dissolve slowly in the stomach, Co-Codamol provides relief from pain for 4 to 6 hours.
Co-codamol is commonly used to treat severe pain. Prescribers will calculate the correct dosage for each patient, depending on the severity of pain, source of pain, and the patient’s personal health history. Prescribers will not prescribe Co-codamol and offer alternative treatment options if our prescribers feel Co-codamol is inappropriate.
One to two tablets every four to six hours when necessary to a maximum of eight tablets per 24 hours
Since you take Co-codamol as needed, missed doses do not pose a problem.
If you take more Co-codamol than you should, consult with a physician immediately even if you feel well, as high paracetamol levels can cause delayed but serious liver damage. The risk of paracetamol overdose is greater in people with alcoholic liver disease. If you go to hospital, be sure to take any remaining tablets with you.
As with all medications, Co-codamol may cause unwanted side effects for some consumers. Some side effects can be serious. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience the following after taking Co-codamol 30/500mg:
Other side effects may not be serious, but you should see your doctor if any of the following side effects worsen or persist for longer than a few days:
Do not take Co-codamol if you are pregnant unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take Co-codamol while you are breastfeeding, as the codeine in this produce passes into breast milk.
Co-codamol 30/500mg treatment is for adults.
Adults should take one or two Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets every four to six hours with a glass of water.
Always take Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets exactly as prescribed by our online prescriber. Check with your prescriber if you are not sure how to take Co-codamol 30/350.
Do not take more than two tablets at a time, or take more often than every four hours. Do not use more than eight tablets in 24 hours.
Do not take Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets for more than three days, as the risk of physical dependence increases with prolonged use. If your pain does not improve after three days on Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets, consult with your doctor.
Do not use in children, as the conversion from codeine to morphine is unpredictable in a child’s body.
Keep Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets and all medications out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store in locations where the temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. Store this medication in its original package.
When you are finished with this medication, ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets. To protect the environment, do not dispose of unused medication via household waste or wastewater.
Do not use after the expiry date, which you can find printed on the package. The expiry date on the package refers to the last day of that month.
To reduce your risk of drug interactions, tell our prescriber about all the medications you currently take. Inform our prescriber of any medical conditions you may have, as they may change the way Co-codamol works for you.
Co-codamol contains the active ingredients, paracetamol 500mg and codeine phosphate hemihydrate 30mg. Other ingredients include maize starch, povidone, colloidal silica, magnesium stearate and potassium sorbate (E202). Do not use Co-codamol if you are allergic or intolerant to any of these ingredients.
Our company helps you find the pain reliever you need, safely and securely. We offer a private prescription service, and all of our orders are fulfilled by a UK-regulated pharmacy.
In addition to Co-codamol 30/500mg, we offer several treatments combining codeine and paracetamol, including:
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