Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets 32

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When other painkillers have failed to relieve acute moderate pain in the short term.
For headaches.
Period discomfort.
Rheumatic and arthritic pains
Dosage: Take one tablet with a glass of water and swallow it whole.

Adults and children over the age of 12 should take one or two tablets four times a day.
The dose should not be given more than once every four hours, and no more than four doses should be given in a 24-hour period.

Children under the age of 12 should not take co-codamol because it can cause serious breathing problems.

Keep out of reach of children and out of sight.
Take for no longer than three days.
If the pain persists after three days, consult your doctor.
Take no more medicine than the label recommends.
While taking this medicine, avoid taking anything else that contains paracetamol.
Even if you feel fine, consult a doctor if you take too much of this medicine.

This medicine may cause you to fall asleep.
Do not drive while taking this medicine until you have a better understanding of how it affects you.

Each tablet contains 8 mg of codeine phosphate and 500 mg of paracetamol.

*Other generic brands may be available upon request.


What exactly are Co-Codamol Tablets?
Co-Codamol Tablets are a pain reliever that contains two active components, paracetamol and codeine. This is an excellent temporary pain reliever for those who find that medications such as ibuprofen or paracetamol alone are ineffective. If you have mild discomfort, such as a migraine, toothache, or rheumatic pain, co-codamol can assist to relieve your symptoms until they subside.

What types of pain might these drugs alleviate?
Co-Codamol Tablets can be used to treat many different types of mild pain that cannot be treated by pain relievers such as paracetamol alone. Among the most typical applications for this product are:

  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Toothache
  • Neuralgia
  • Period discomfort
  • Rheumatic discomfort

What effect will co-codamol tablets have on my pain?
Co-Codamol Tablets contain two active components, both of which are pain relievers: 500mg paracetamol and 8mg codeine. Paracetamol is a common pain reliever that can lower high temperatures and fever, making it a useful treatment for cold and flu symptoms. Codeine is an opioid analgesic medication that can be used to relieve moderate pain when paracetamol alone is ineffective.

Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or nursing?
If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. At this time, doctors are unlikely to recommend codeine-containing medications. If you are breastfeeding, do not take co-codamol since the codeine in this medication can metabolise into morphine and enter into your breast milk.

Is it safe for me to drive after taking co-codamol?
Co-codamol might impair your driving skills by making you dizzy or tired. Do not drive or operate tools or machinery until you are certain that you are not affected in this way.

Can I take these tablets if I’m already taking medication?
Before taking co-codamol tablets, see your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications, even those purchased without a prescription. If you are taking any other medications that contain paracetamol, you should not take these tablets. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking any of the following medications:

Benzodiazepines are anti-anxiety medications.
Anticoagulants, such as warfarin, metoclopramide, or domperidone, are used to treat nausea and vomiting.

Will I become hooked to these pills?
Co-codamol can be addictive in certain cases, but if you follow the manufacturer’s or your doctor’s or pharmacist’s advice, this is uncommon. If you are concerned about becoming reliant on this drug or need to take it for an extended period of time, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How should these tablets be taken?
With a drink of water, swallow co-codamol tablets whole. Do not take it for more than three days unless your doctor advises you to.

Adults: As needed, take 2 tablets every 4–6 hours. Take no more than 8 pills in a 24-hour period.
Children aged 16 to 18 years old: Take 1 – 2 tablets every 6 hours, as needed. Take no more than 8 pills in a 24-hour period.
Children aged 12 to 15: As needed, take 1 pill every 6 hours. Take no more than 4 pills in a 24-hour period.

Why do I have to answer questions in order to purchase this product?
Co-codamol tablets do not require a prescription; nevertheless, your My London Pharmacy pharmacist will ask you to complete a brief medical questionnaire before we can process your order. This comprises some basic questions that all pharmacies are required by law to ask before delivering this type of goods. This allows our pharmacy experts to be certain that this product is the best option for you.

When should you not use Co-Codamol Tablets?
Children under the age of 12 should not take Co-Codamol Tablets. If you are allergic to paracetamol, codeine, or any of the other components stated, do not use this medication. Co-Codamol Tablets should not be taken if you are:

Are you under the age of 18 and had your tonsils or adenoids removed because of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?
You are aware that you swiftly convert codeine to morphine.
You are breastfeeding or intend to start breastfeeding.
Before using this product, see your doctor or pharmacist if you:

Have serious kidney or liver issues
Are you taking benzodiazepines?

Is there any negative effect to co-codamol?
Co-Codamol Tablets, like all drugs, can cause adverse effects, though not everyone will experience them. If you notice any of the following negative effects, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention:

Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, or neck, trouble swallowing or breathing, hives, or nettle rash are all symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.
Serious skin responses have been documented in extremely few individuals.
Severe stomach ache that may extend into your back. This could be a symptom of pancreatic inflammation, which is also quite unusual.
Other potential adverse effects include:

Constipation, feeling sick, and actually being sick
Feeling dizzy, light-headed, drowsy, or confused
Passing water is difficult.
Having more infections or bruises than normal
Developing a dependency on codeine
Stop using Co-Codamol Tablets and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer any of these or other negative effects. Please consult the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme for additional information on reporting negative effects from this drug.

How should this product be stored?
Store in a cool, dry location with a temperature below 25 degrees Celsius. If the expiry date written on the original packaging has passed, do not use this product. Keep out of children’s eyes and reach.

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