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What is Kapake 30/500 mg?

Kapake 30/500 mg is a powerful analgesic (painkiller) that contains a non-prescription pain reliever, paracetamol, and the opioid painkiller codeine. Opioids are derivatives of the opium poppy plant.

What are the active ingredients?

How does Kapake 30/500 mg work?

Kapake 30/500 mg works in two ways to alleviate pain. Codeine works with the central nervous system to change the way the brain interprets pain signals. Paracetamol inhibits the production of prostaglandins, naturally occurring chemicals that produce pain and inflammation at the site of injury or disease.

All oral pain pills, including Kapake 30/500 mg, must begin dissolving in the stomach before they can start to alleviate pain. Relief from pain usually begins 30 to 45 minutes after consuming Kapake 30/500 mg. This medication covers pain for 4 to 6 hours.

It's well regarded as an effective treatment against the pain associated with a range of common health conditions. For example:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sporting injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Period pain
  • Toothache
  • Post-operative pain

How do I take Kapake 30/500mg?

Kapake 30/500 mg treatment is for adults.

Adults should take one or two Kapake 30/500 mg tablets every four to six hours with a glass of water.

Always take Kapake tablets exactly as prescribed by our online prescriber. Check with your prescriber if you are not sure how to take Kapake 30/500 mg.

What are the uses, dosage, side effects & warnings?


Kapake 30/500 mg relieves severe pain. Prescribers will adjust dosage according to severity and source of pain, and in accordance with the patient's personal health history. Kapake 30/500 mg is not appropriate for everyone.


Take 1 to 2 tablets every 4-6 hours when necessary. Do not exceed 8 tablets within 24 hours.

Missed doses / Overdoses

Since you take Kapake as needed, it is acceptable to miss doses.

Consult with a physician immediately if you take more Kapake 30/500 mg than you should, even if you feel well. High paracetamol levels may cause serious, delayed-onset liver damage.

Side effects

As with all drugs, Kapake 30/500 mg may cause unwanted side effects in some people. Some side effects can be serious. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience the following after taking Kapake 30/500 mg:

  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction, including swelling of the lips, face or neck, difficulty breathing, hives or skin rash.
  • Severe back or abdominal pain

The most common side effects include:

  • Drowsiness, sleepiness and dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea, stomach discomfort

Warning: Kapake 30/500 mg and Pregnancy

Pregnant women should not take Kapake 30/500 mg unless under the direction of a physician. Women should not breastfeed while taking this medication, as the codeine in Kapake 30/500 mg passes into breast milk.

How do I store Kapake 30/500 mg?

Keep Kapake 30/500 mg tablets and all medications out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store Kapake 30/500 mg where the temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. Store Kapake 30/500 mg in its original package.

Expiry dates

Do not use Kapake 30/500 mg after the expiry date, which you can find printed on the package.

Cautions and exclusions

To reduce your risk of drug interactions, tell your doctor about all the medications you currently take, including herbal supllements.

Frequently asked questions

Is kapake good for toothache?

Kapake is not generally recommended as a first-line painkiller for toothache. If you are suffering from severe toothache, speak to your doctor about the options of painkillers available.

Is kapake the same as solpadol?

Kapake is very similar to solpadol. They are both opioid analgesics which contain 30 mg of codeine phosphate and 500 mg of paracetamol.

An individual who has trouble swallowing tablets may perfer solpadol over kapake as solpadol is available as an effervescent (soluble) tablet.

Why is Codeine Addictive?

Codeine addiction can be both physical and psychological. With repeated use, the body becomes accustomed to the drug. Withdrawal symptoms may occur once it is no longer present in your system. A psychological urge to recreate the feeling associated with codeine phosphate may remain long after the medication is gone.

If addiction is a concern, speak to your GP or visit for more advice.

How Does Kapake 30/500 mg Work?

How Do I Take Kapake 30/500 mg?

What are the Uses, Dosage, Side Effects & Warnings?

Missed doses / Overdoses

Side effects

The most common side effects

How do I Store Kapake 30/500 mg?

Expiry dates

Frequently asked questions

Cautions and Exclusions

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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Kapake
  • Manufacturer: Galen
  • Active Ingredient(s): Codeine Phosphate and Paracetamol
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 30/500 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only medication
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: Take one to two - every six to eight hourly as needed
  • Description: Pain Relief
  • Drug Class: Opioid (Analgesic)
  • Alcohol Consumption: Do not drink alcohol while taking Kapake
  • When Pregnant: Do not consume Kapake
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not consume Kapake
Click here to view the Kapake - Patient Information Leaflet

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