Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets

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Solpadeine Plus is one of the most popular over-the-counter pain medications in the UK. It contains paracetamol, codeine, and caffeine to offer fast relief of many different types of pain.

Solpadeine Plus can be purchased online at The Independent Pharmacy after the completion of the online consultation. Solpadeine Plus Soluble tablets are available in packs of 32.

  • Suitable for age:12 years +
  • Maximum per order:1

Solpadeine Plus Information

  • What is Solpadeine Plus?

    Solpadeine Plus Soluble tablets are a triple-action pain killer used to treat acute mild-moderate pain. This is pain that distracts you from your daily living activities.

    Solpadeine Plus is effective in the treatment of pain caused by:

    • Migraines & headaches
    • Dental pain
    • Period pain
    • Strains & sprains
    • Backache
    • Rheumatic pain & sciatica

    Solpadeine Plus contains the active ingredients paracetamol, codeine and caffeine. Paracetamol is an effective pain reliever whereas codeine works by blocking pain messages from reaching the brain.

    The caffeine contained in Solpadeine Plus is used to improve the effectiveness of paracetamol while also counteracting drowsiness, which is an unwanted side-effect some people may experience when taking codeine.

    Solpadeine Plus is suitable for use in people over the age of 12 years who are unable to manage their pain using paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin, alone.

    Solpadeine Plus should only be taken for 3 consecutive days due to the addictive nature of codeine, which is part of a group of medication called opioid analgesics. If after 3 days you continue to be unable to manage your pain with paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

    Solpadeine Plus and headaches

    Solpadeine Plus is effective in the short term treatment of headaches, but should not be used for more than 3 consecutive days and only when the headache can not be managed using paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone.

    Some people may experience headaches as a side-effect of the use of Solpadeine Plus. The overuse of painkillers to control headaches can also cause symptoms to worsen.

    Headaches can have many causes therefore if you are relying on painkillers to ease headaches for more than 10 days you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

    Solpadeine Plus vs Solpadeine Max

    Solpadeine Plus contains paracetamol 500mg, codeine 8mg and caffeine 30mg. Solpadeine Max contains paracetamol 500mg and codeine 12.8mg.

    Solpadeine Max contains more codeine so it may be suitable for more severe pain, however, it can also increase the risk of codeine-related side effects. Solpadeine Plus contains caffeine, which has been shown to increase the effect of painkillers when taken together.

    Solpadeine Plus side effects

    As with all medication some people will experience side effects when taking Solpadeine Plus. The side effects experienced may vary from person to person. If you are concerned about side effects speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

    The most common side effects, affecting around 1 in 100 people are:

    • constipation
    • feeling sick or vomiting
    • feeling sleepy
    • headache

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  • Solpadeine Plus warnings

    Solpadeine Plus should not be taken by children under the age of 12 years as this may result in breathing difficulties.

    If you are currently taking any prescribed medication, especially:

    • antiemetics (for nausea or vomiting)
    • medication to lower cholesterol
    • antidepressants or anticoagulants (blood thinners)

    You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

    Precautions should be taken when using products containing codeine. Codeine is changed into morphine in the liver by enzymes. In some rare cases, certain people carry a variation of this particular enzyme that results in a significantly larger amount of morphine being produced.

    If you experience any of the following symptoms after taking Solpadeine Plus, stop taking it and seek medical advice straight away:

    • slow or shallow breathing
    • confusion
    • sleepiness
    • small pupils

    Solpadeine Plus in pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Talk to your doctor before taking Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets if you are pregnant. Do not take Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets while you are breast-feeding. Codeine and morphine passes into breast milk

    Solpadeine Plus and addiction

    Solpadeine Plus contains codeine which is part of a group of medication called opioid analgesics. Opioids can cause addiction and therefore should not be taken for more than 3 consecutive days.

    If you take this medication per the Patient Information Leaflet you are unlikely to become addicted.

    If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms of addiction you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist:

    • Taking larger doses than is recommended to feel the effects
    • Feeling unwell when cutting down or missing a dose (withdrawal)
    • Continuing to take Solpadeine for longer than is recommended even when you no longer experience pain
    • Hiding your consumption of Solpadeine from others
    • Changes in appearance, social withdrawal and isolation

    Solpadeine Plus and driving

    Under the Drug Driving Law, it is now an offence to drive in England, Scotland and Wales if the prescribed medication affects your ability to drive safely. If you are concerned about how this drug might affect you, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

    Solpadeine Plus can make you drowsy. You should therefore not drive or operate heavy machinery until you are aware of how the medication affects you.

  • Solpadeine Plus dosage

    Solpadeine Plus Soluble tablets are to be taken orally and are suitable for people over the age of 12.

    Adults: Take 2 tablets dissolved in a full tumbler of water (200ml), every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children aged 16 – 18 years: Take 1-2 tablets dissolved in a full tumbler of water (200ml), every 6 hours as needed. Do not take more frequently than every 6 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children aged 12 – 15 years: Take 1 tablet dissolved in a full tumbler of water (200ml), every 6 hours as needed. Do not take more frequently than every 6 hours. Do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.

    What do I do if I take too much Solpadeine Plus?

    If you have taken too much Solpadeine Plus may cause you to feel drowsy, nauseous and dizzy. You may also experience difficulty breathing as a result of taking too much codeine.

    Taking too much paracetamol can cause serious, irreversible damage to your liver and kidneys. Please be aware, when taking Solpadeine Plus or other medicines that also contain paracetamol. Most over the counter cold and flu medicines contain paracetamol.

    It is important that if you have taken too much Solpadeine Plus to stop taking the medication and seek medical advice immediately.

  • Solpadeine Plus ingredients

    Each Solpadeine Plus soluble tablet contains the active ingredients:

    Paracetamol 500 mg, Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate 8 mg and Caffeine 30 mg.

    Inactive ingredients:

    Sodium bicarbonate, sorbitol powder (E 420), saccharin sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, citric acid, sodium carbonate, polyvinylpyrrolidone and silicone fluid.

  • Solpadeine Plus side effects

    Certain side effects are associated with Solpadeine Plus. Not everyone will experience the same side effects and some people will find they are not affected at all. If you are concerned about any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    The most common side effects affect around 1 in 100 people, these are:

    • constipation
    • feeling sick & vomiting
    • feeling sleepy
    • Headache

    Experiencing serious side effects as a result of taking Solpadeine Plus is rare and affects less than 1 in 100 people.

    If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Solpadeine Plus and seek medical advice immediately:

    • Severe abdominal pain
    • Dizziness
    • Allergic reactions-skin rash, swelling of the mouth or face
    • Breathing problems
    • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
    • Yellowing of the eyes and skin
    • Difficulty passing urine
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Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets FAQs

  • Solpadeine Max tablets contain paracetamol 500mg and codeine 8mg per tablet. Paracetamol is a pain killer, that when combined with codeine, can offer significant pain relief for conditions such as headache & migraine, dental pain, rheumatic & muscular pain, period pain, and neuralgia.

  • In adults and children 12 years and over, the dose of Solpadeine Plus is 1 or 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours. You should not take more than 8 tablets in a 24-hour period.

  • You can combine Solpadeine Plus with ibuprofen tablets and some topical pain relief such as Deep Heat, Ibuleve or CuraHeat patches. Solpadeine Plus should not be taken with any other products containing paracetamol or codeine.

  • Solpadeine Plus contains codeine, which is potentially addictive if misused. It is therefore advised that you do not take Solpadeine Plus for more than 3 consecutive days. If you feel like you need to take Solpadeine Plus for more than 3 consecutive days because you are suffering with pain that is not getting better, you should consult your GP to discuss effective long-term pain relief.

  • Solpadeine Plus is a painkiller that contains codeine. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply one box of any codeine containing treatment at one time.

  • Solpadeine Plus tablets are not addictive if they are taken according to the manufacturers instructions. If they are used occasionally for short-term episodes of pain that last for no more than 3 days and the maximum dose is not exceeded, there is no need to worry.

    Solpadeine Plus can become addictive if incorrectly used for long periods. If you are concerned about addiction to Solpadeine Plus or codeine, you should talk to your GP in confidence.

  • There is no specific need to take Solpadeine Plus with or without food; it is down to personal preference.

  • No, there is no need to crush or break Sopladeine Plus Soluble tablets, they can be dissolved in water and drank.

  • No, neither paracetamol or codeine have any affect on asthma.

  • Even if you have previously had stomach problems including stomach ulcers, perforation or bleeding, you should not experience any problems when taking Solpadeine Plus. It does not contain ibuprofen or aspirin therefore it should not cause any stomach issues, whether it is taken with or without food.

  • There should be no adverse effects on your liver if you take Solpadeine Plus following the manufacturers instructions. It contains paracetamol which is toxic to the liver in overdose, it is therefore extremely important you do not exceed 8 Solpadeine Plus tablets in 24 hours.

  • No, there is no need to drink the residue left after dissolving a Solpadeine Plus soluble tablet. This is material that is used to help keep the tablet solid until it dissolves; the active drugs are already dissolved in the water.

  • You should use a normal glass of water (200 – 300mL) to dissolve 1 or 2 tablets. It should not be too cold as this will prevent the drugs from properly dissolving, however if it is too hot the mixture will foam and be hard to drink. It is best around room temperature.

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