We have many pain relief products available on prescription and each has its own benefits and minor side effects. It’s important you listen to your prescriber and read all accompanying information to ensure you minimise the risk of common side effects associated with prescription medicines.
Our prescription painkillers contain opiates such as codeine phosphate and dihydrocodeine. These offer relief from moderate to severe pain such as toothache, arthritis and migraine. Opiates can be addictive if taken for a long time and should not be stopped suddenly due to the withdrawal symptoms many experience. If you have a history of drug abuse or an addictive nature you may find our other pain relief medications such as Replax and Celebrex more suitable.
This is available without paracetamol, as a single product in strengths of 15mg or 30mg. As an opiod it blocks pain receptors in the brain and is effective for moderate to severe pain depending on the dosage.
Co-Codamol is a combination of paracetamol and codeine in varying strengths from 8mg codeine phosphate and 500mg paracetamol to 30mg Codeine Phosphate again with 500mg paractemol. Many find it effective for migraines and toothache. Other brand names for Co-codamol of the strength 30mg/ 500mg include:
Prescription pain relief can be helpful for moderate to severe pain but as it is a controlled drug you need to make sure it’s right for you before taking it. Some pain relief products conflict with other medicines which is why it’s important you disclose all medication to the prescriber throughout your consultation.