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Co-codamol 8/500mg tablets relieve mild to moderate pain including migraines. The effervescent tablets are dissolved in water prior to consumption and provide faster pain relief.
Co-codamol 8/500mg tablets contain:
Co-codamol is a combination painkiller that can be used to stop and prevent pain. It is available in three strengths, the lowest is Co-codamol is 8/500.
Do not exceed the recommended dose. Co-codamol contains paracetamol, so do not take it with other paracetamol-containing medications. If you need to take Co-codamol for more than 3 days, consult your doctor or pharmacist as regular, long-term use of codine can lead to addiction. Long-term use of painkillers for headaches can make them worse.
Codeine is converted into morphine (the pain killer) in the liver by an enzyme. Some people already have a variation of this enzyme and this can affect people in different ways. In some, morphine is not produced or produced such small quantities, that it will not relieve pain. In some people a very high amount of morphine is produced which can cause the following side effects: Slow or shallow breathing, confusion, sleepiness, feeling or being sick, small pupils, constipation and/or lack of appetite. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these conditions.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take or have recently taken any other medications.
Do not take other medications which contain paracetamol while taking Co-codamol. This includes some pain killers, cough and cold remedies and a wide range of prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take any the following:
Co-codamol can make you sleepy or dizzy and therefore can affect your driving capability. While taking Co-codamol, please:
Co-codamol contains sodium and sorbitol.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medications and inform your doctor of medications you take or intend to take.
Using a painkiller to relieve headaches too frequently or for too long can worsen them. Regular, long-term use of codeine can lead to addiction, which might cause feelings of restlessness and irritability when you stop the tablets. The medication may also cause constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness and/or confusion.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Read the following warnings carefully to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
This medication contains codeine which can be addictive if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. This can result in withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the medication.
Headaches may worsen if you treat them with a painkiller for more than 3 days.
Do not take Co-codamol and tell your doctor if:
Take special care and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Co-codamol if:
Codeine phosphate 8mg and Paracetamol 500mg
Sorbitol, saccharin sodium, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium carbonate, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, povidone and dimeticone
Because the tablets break down when they dissolve, the medicine is absorbed more quickly than in the case of normal tablets. Generally, Co-Codamol will reach its full effect in under half an hour.
The drawback to soluble tablets is the slight inconvenience of dissolving them in water.
No – most of this powder will be composed of the inactive ingredients of the tablets. All of the medicine that you need will have dissolved.
Use room temperature water. Substances dissolve more slowly in cold water. in warm water, the tablet may foam up.
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