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Veganin Triple Action Tablets

Veganin Triple Action Tablets (30 caplets )

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 04 Aug and Thu. 05 Aug.

Description for Veganin Triple Action Tablets

Fast acting relief from mild to moderate pain as well as cold and flu symptoms, Veganin Triple Action Tablet contain paracetamol 500mg, codeine 8mg and caffeine 30mg. Relief from conditions such as headaches, backaches, period pain and fever symptoms. Powerful, triple action relief from pain.

Product Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Veganin Tablets provide short-term relief from acute moderate pain. Veganin are usually taken when other painkillers, such as paracetamol, have proven ineffective. Veganin Tablets should not be taken less than 4 hours after taking other painkillers. Veganin Tablets contain the active ingredients:

  • Paracetamol 500mg
  • Codeine Phosphate 8mg
  • Caffeine

Veganin should only be taken in the short-term (up to 3 days). It provides effective relief from:

  • Period pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Backache
  • Toothache
  • Muscular and rheumatic pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sciatica

Veganin should not be taken by anyone under the age of 12 years. Veganin should only be used if your pain is not being adequately relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone.

Veganin contains paracetamol, which is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. It is believed to work by reducing the production of the pain-triggering chemical prostaglandins. Prostaglandins sensitise nerve endings, which in turn causes the pain sensation. By reducing their production, paracetamol is thought to increase our pain threshold. So even though the cause of the pain is still there, it is no longer felt as much.

Veganin also contains codeine, which is a slightly stronger painkilling medicine called an opioid. Opioids work by mimicking the actions of endorphins, which is the body's natural pain-relieving chemical. Codeine works on the same opioid receptors as endorphins. This action blocks the transmission of pain signals being sent from the nerves to the brain. This results in less pain being felt.

Veganin also contains caffeine, which acts as a weak stimulant that can enhance the pain-relieving effects of paracetamol. It can also work to counteract the drowsiness that can be caused by codeine.

The amount of codeine contained in Veganin Tablets is unlikely to cause significant drowsiness. However, if you find yourself affected in this way, you should avoid driving, operating heavy machinery and drinking alcohol.

As of March 2015, a new 'drug driving' law has come into force. This allows the police to use roadside drug tests to check for prohibited substances. One such prohibited substance is morphine. When codeine is metabolised in the liver it is converted into morphine. This means it may be an offence to drive if you are taking Veganin Tablets. You should not drive if you suspect Veganin may affect your ability to do so safely. For example; if the tablets make you feel drowsy, dizzy, or if they make it difficult for you to concentrate. Also, if they affect your vision in any way.

Do not take Veganin with any other product that contains paracetamol. Most over-the-counter painkillers and cough/cold remedies contain paracetamol. It is important to check the ingredients of any medicines you buy before taking them with Veganin. Alternatively, ask your pharmacist for advice.

Whilst taking Veganin, avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine (e.g. coffee, tea and canned drinks, such as cola). Excessive consumption could result in caffeine related side effects, such as anxiety, difficulty sleeping, palpitations, irritability, and headaches.

Different people can react differently to the same medicine. The way codeine is metabolised can vary from person to person. For some, this may lead to an increased risk of experiencing side effects. These include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Reduced levels of consciousness
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • 'pin-point' pupils
  • Lack of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you experience any of the above side effects, you should discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice straight away.

If you are finding that Veganin isn't effectively controlling your pain, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take Veganin for any longer than 3 days without speaking with you doctor or pharmacist. Continued use will likely result in the body becoming tolerant to this medicine, reducing its effectiveness. Prolonged use can also cause a codeine dependency. As a result, when you stop taking Veganin you may begin to suffer withdrawal symptoms, such as restlessness and irritability.

Veganin Tablets can interact with other medicines. Veganin should not be taken if any of the following apply:

  • You are taking or have taken a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days
  • You are taking any other medicine that contains paracetamol
  • If taken with the following medicines, Veganin may increase the likelihood of experiencing drowsiness; antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, sedating antihistamines, sleeping tablets, other opioid painkillers, and tricyclic antidepressants
  • If taken with domperidone or metoclopramide, Veganin can reduce muscular activity in the gut, which may oppose their effect
  • If taken with antimuscarinic medicines, Veganin can increase the risk of side effects, such as constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision
  • If taken with antimobility drugs, such as loperamide, Veganin can pose a risk of severe constipation

Non-Prescription Alternatives for the treatment of Pain are;

  • Ibuprofen
  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin
  • Topical Treatments (Ibuprofen gel)
  • Rest the area

If your pain does not ease or becomes severe, contact your GP or Pharmacist for further advice.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:

Take 2 Veganin tablets every 4-6 hours.

Maximum 8 tablets in 24 hours.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Constipation, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, sweating, facial flushing, dry mouth, blurred or double vision, vertigo(a sense of you or your surroundings spinning), headache, palpitations (awareness of your heart beat), and difficulty or pain in urinating, needing to pass urine more often, or passing less urine than usual may occur. Rarely, hallucinations, nightmares, restlessness, stomach cramps and diarrhoea may happen. In very rare cases, allergic reactions such as a rash, itchy skin or facial swelling may occur.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Veganin tablets is/are:

Paracetamol 500mg, Codeine phosphate 8mg, and caffeine 30 mg.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Maize starch, methylcellulose, povidone, water, talc, calcium stearate.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • Do not exceed stated dose. 
  • Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of overdose, even if you feel well because of the risk of delayed serious liver damage. 

Do not take if:

  • You are taking other paracetamol containing products.
  • You are hypersensitive(allergic) to any of the ingredients.
  • You have acute asthma, lung problems, alcoholism, head injury or increased pressure in the skull, or have had bilary tract sugery. 

Take special care if:

  • You have severe liver or kidney disease.
  • You have prostate problems, you have bowel problems - particularly those causing inflammation or blockage, or you have had recent bowel sugery or if you drink a lot of alcohol. 
  • Also if you are taking any of the following medicines: metoclopramide or domperidone(used to treat nausea and vomiting), cimetidine(used to treat stomach ulcers), cholestyramine(used to treat high cholestrol), naltrexone(used in the treatment of drug dependence), quinidine or mexiletine(used to regulate heart rhythm), medicines prescribed for depression(MAIOs - Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have been taking them in the last two weeks, anti-coagulants(drugs to thin the blood such as warfarin) and you need to take a pain killer on a daily basis over a long period, medicines for diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, certain sedatives, antimuscarinics such as procyclidine, hyoscine.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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


  • 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.




  • 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


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


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Veganin contain?

    Veganin tablets contain Paracetamol 500mg, Codeine phosphate 8mg, and caffeine 30 mg per tablet. Paracetamol is an 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. Caffeine helps to give you a lift if you are feeling down or ill and may help to speed up the absorption of the other active ingredients.

  • How do I take Veganin?

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

  • Can I take other painkillers with Veganin?

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

  • Why does the box say I can only take Veganin for 3 days?

    Veganin contains codeine, which is potentially addictive if misused. It is therefore advised that you do not take codeine-containing medicines for more than 3 consecutive days. If you feel like you need to take it 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.

  • Why can I only buy one box of Veganin online?

    Veganin 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.

  • Will I get addicted to Veganin if I take it?

    Veganin 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.

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

  • Should I take Veganin with food?

    There is no need Veganin with food, it will make no difference to the side effects or pain-killing properties.

  • I have stomach problems, should I take Veganin?

    Unlike some medicines that contain ibuprofen, Veganin does not aggravate any existing stomach conditions.

  • Are Veganin tablets available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that if you are in pain you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Veganin tablets are available for next day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Veganin online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy over-the-counter painkillers online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine Veganin tablets through our Online Pharmacy.

  • How do I buy Veganin online?

    It's simple!

    Just select 'Buy' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire in the checkout so we can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Veganin to you. It all takes less than 2 minutes and it can be delivered to your door.

  • What are the advantages of buying Veganin online?

    There are many advantages to buying Veganin tablets online, some include:

    • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery - sometimes when you are in pain we understand you can't get around as easily. We offer fast delivery to your door with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices.
    • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Veganin tablets and other painkillers, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

Authored By:

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Dr Donald Grant

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Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 29-05-2019

Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy

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Andy Boysan


Reviewed on: 29-05-2021

Next review date: 29-05-2023

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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