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Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets

Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets (32 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.

Solpadeine Plus Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

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 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 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

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 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.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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