Codeine Co-Codamol 30/500mg 100 Tablets


Co-Codamol is mainly composed of two pain relieving compounds: codeine and paracetamol. Each tablet contains 30mg of codeine and 500mg of paracetamol. It’s usually given to alleviate mild and short-term pains when paracetamol is not strong enough to do the job. The paracetamol compound in Co-Codamol fixed to 500mg but the Codeine compound has 30mg, 15mg, and 8mg variations for different levels of potency.

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What is Co-Codamol Codeine?

Co-Codamol is mainly composed of two pain relieving compounds: codeine and paracetamol. Each tablet contains 30mg of codeine and 500mg of paracetamol. It’s usually given to alleviate mild and short-term pains when paracetamol is not strong enough to do the job. The paracetamol compound in Co-Codamol fixed to 500mg but the Codeine compound has 30mg, 15mg, and 8mg variations for different levels of potency.

Co-Codamol limits the amount of medicine a patient needs to ingest daily since one tablet of Co-Codamol already has the combination of two painkillers. The downside to this is that it’s more difficult to determine the right amount to intake as it’s a compounded medicine. Increasing the dosage also increases the risk of getting side effects from the drug.

Basic Co-Codamol Facts Before You Buy:

Type of MedicineA combination painkilled (includes codeine and paracetamol)
Used ForPain Relief
Also Known as:Codipar®; Kapake®; Solpadol®; Tylex®; Zapain®
Available as:Provided in capsules, tablets, and effervescent tablets

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How To Take Co-Codamol:

The package insert that comes with the medicine should be read thoroughly before intake. The insert usually has all the dosage and usage instructions as well as the common side effects the patient might feel during medication.

It’s best to consult your doctor for a prescription rather than proceeding with self-medication. Usually, adults are allowed to take in up to 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours. Patients need to remember to let at least 4 hours pass before the next intake and consume only up to two tablets per intake. Maximum dosage for a 24-hour period is up to 8 tablets only. These restrictions are based on the fact that the medicine contains high levels of paracetamol.

The tablet should be swallowed with the help of plenty of water. Co-Codamol can be ingested before or after meals but its potency takes full effect when taken after eating. Pain may still persist after a few doses.

Like with every other medicine, it’s best to avoid taking in 2 dosages to make up for the missed intake. Doing so will increase the chances of experiencing side effects. If you miss your intake schedule, you can consume a tablet once you feel pain again. Adjust subsequent intakes based on the time you last ingested the medicine.

Before Taking Co-Codamol:

Codeine is an opioid pain killer which also happens to be narcotic. It is mostly advised to be used during mild or moderate pains by adults. Codeine should be taken under doctor’s prescription since it can lead to difficulty in breathing where it could slow down your breathing or even stop your breathing.

Before taking co-codamol, be sure to visit your doctor to prevent any unwanted side effects. Below are some general advice offered by medical experts:

  1. Pregnant women should seek their doctor’s approval before taking Co-Codamol. Common paracetamol is considered safe for pregnant women, but Co-Codamol also contains codeine which may have adverse effects on pregnancy.Breastfeeding women should NOT take Co-Codamol because the risk to the infant is higher than the painkiller’s benefit to the mother.
  2. Should not be taken by persons who are allergic to the drug. Codeine is not advised to people with uncontrolled breathing problems, paralytic ileus, regular asthma attacks or hyperventilation due to its breathing side effects.Codeine should not be administered to children especially those that have been out of surgery to get rid of the adenoids and tonsils. This is because it breaks down so quickly in the liver and later spreads even higher than the expected levels of the body that slows down the heart beat which could later lead to death mostly in children.
  3. Codeine is a highly reactive drug thus, should not be taken together with other drugs since it could lead to a severe condition known as serotonin syndrome. Therefore, it is important to tell your doctor if you are under any kind of medication so that the doctor can know the best drug to subscribe to you.
  4. If you are under medications for depression, migraine headaches, mental illness, infections, prevention from vomiting and nausea it is important to let the doctor know before you make any decisions on changing the drug to codeine.
  5. Codeine should not be used if the patient is an alcoholic addict since it could lead to death. It should also not be used when driving since it leads to impairedsight and thinking which may cause accidents.
  6. Codeine could have some bad side effects like slow heartbeat rate, swellings, seizures, low cortisol levels, urination problems, confusion and hallucinations and if a patient notices some of these side effects it is important to let the doctor know and get a better option for your medication.
  7. Besides, the bad side effects of Codeine there are some of the common side effects like; dizziness, nausea, sweating, constipation and itchiness among others. Therefore is important to let the doctor know of some of these side effects for your health and safety.


More on Codamol and Pregnancy:

Codeine is a habit forming drug and therefore it should not be taken by pregnant mothers since it may be passed to the unborn child and the child could become dependent on the drug.

This could lead to fatal withdrawal symptoms to the baby once it is delivered as the infants who are born dependent on a habit-forming drug will need medical attention for a number of weeks. Codeine could also be passed during breastfeeding and harm the child thus, a breastfeeding mother should not take codeine since it may lead to serious side effects to the child.

It is for this reason that you should let your doctor be aware if you are pregnant, planning on being pregnant or if you are breastfeeding your baby to protect the health of the baby and the mother too since it could also reactive badly to the expectant of breast-feeding mother.

Co-Codamol Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

There are a lot of questions about Co-codamol so we decided to share the most frequently asked questions below. Should you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact our live support or get in touch via phone or email.

What is stronger co-codamol or codeine?

Codeine by itself is not effective. Hence the reason scientists combined codeine with paracetamol forming co-codamol which is much more effective and potent.

What’s in co-codamol 30 500?

Co-codamol contains codeine phosphate and paracetamol. Codeine belongs to the opioid family and is an effective way to treat pain.

When to stop taking co codamol?

Stop taking c0-codamol when your doctor tell you to do so. Codeine is a very potent pain killer and highly addictive. Seek professional medical advice on dosage to prevent serious health issues.

How much co-codamol 500mg can i take?

A trained medical professional will be able to provide the appropriate dosage for Co-codamol 500 mg. Please seek a medical professional to receive proper dosage.

Why is co codamol addictive?

Co-codamol contains the compound codeine phosphate which belongs to the opiate family. Opiates are known for their analgesic properties.











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1 Pack (100 Tablets), 2 Packs (200 Tablets)

Side effects

The common side effects of Co-Codamol are:

  • Having that sick feeling
  • Stomach pain
  • Unexplained sweating
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

The severe side effects of Co-Codamol include:

  • Rashes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Experiencing difficulty while urinating
  • Unexplained appetite loss
  • Dependency in Codeine may happen if the drug is taken for a long time.

Possible side-effects of Co-Codamol

Co-Codamol has side effects just like any other pain reliever in the market. Side effects may or may not manifest and may vary from person to person. The most common side effects of Co-Codamol are listed below:

  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, hand, lips, face and throat. This might cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing. Skin reactions might also occur and can induce an itchy feeling, experience nettle rash or urticaria, or lumpy rash. Symptoms of skin reactions can indicate an allergic reaction on Co-Codamol.
  • Serious stomach pain which can reach up to your back. It’s the most common sign of inflammation in the pancreas. This is a very rare side-effect.
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness, confusion
  • Feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting)
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Dependency on codeine
  • Bruises and infections caused by blood problems like neutropenia, agranulocytosis, and thrombocytopenia
  • Decreased blood pressure (hypotension).

Side effects can be mild but can also become severe in other situations. Immediately contact your prescribing physician if you suffer from any of the side effects listed above.

If you feel that you’re becoming too dependent on Co-Codamol, immediately consult your doctor. Usually, you’ll be treated by slowly decreasing the dosage level of the medication until you can manage to have it completely stopped. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid Co-Codamol as it can have adverse effects on the baby.


Back Pain Lower Right Side is a very comment ailment amongst millions of people worldwide. Many people that suffer from it have met with a host of practitioners and tried a number of things to solve it.

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Why on earth after seeing so many professionals and / or trying so many treatments would it continue to be a problem? Potentially it’s because treatment has been on the symptoms of pain or area of the pain, but not necessarily on the source, which would be necessary in order to gain long-term success.

Yet if you gain further understanding of you lower right back pain, you may have opportunities to treat your self and get some back pain relief for the long term.

Symptoms along the lines of lower back pain right side, or lower back pain left side as well as sciatica are so wide spread that its proportions could be considered epidemic, and in our relatively inactive, modern society, it continues to grow.

So what has caused this change in society? There are many factors including workplace activities been less physical in general, due to more automation and less manual work.

Recreation, or lack of it, more specifically is also a factor.

Most people spend much more time seated in their workplace than in the past.

Sitting for hours in front of computer screens or on the phone as millions do worldwide, tends to lead to long term back discomfort. When people are seated for extensive periods of time, they are shortening their upper leg muscles, especially the all important hamstring. As well as shortening the upper leg muscles, other connective tissues, that aid in muscle movement, begin to tighten also begin to bind. When this happens, the muscles tighten and won’t allow easy movement or a complete and proper range of motion until they are relaxed and the binding is freed up.

Sometimes the muscles and tissues become so tight and knotted that they also will push one on of the many nerves emanating from the spine and a great deal of additional pain occurs. The sciatic nerve is in to lower left back and lower right back is especially conducive to this. There are a number of stretches that aid this problem.

Back Pain Lower Right Side – Tight Hamstrings
Tight hamstrings in your upper leg, cause the muscle to press on the nerves around the pelvic area emanating from your vertebrae in your lower back. The pressure on these nerves can cause a tremendous amount of pain. However it’s important to remember that the cause of the pain can be in a different area that is remote from where you feel it. This is called “referred” pain.

It’s important for you or a practitioner to treat the area that’s causing the referred pain, and not as much so the area where the pain actually is occurring. In the cause of hamstrings, again, this pain can be rectified by stretching them using a number of stretches. A few simple stretches for hamstring are simply putting one leg up on a chair while standing up, and bending over and reaching your foot (or as far as your can go) and hold that position for about 20 seconds.

Do this with each leg to help eliminate lower back pain left side or lower back pain right side. Repeat this process 3 or 4 times, and repeat the entire routine 2 or 3 times a day.

Again, tight hamstrings are frequently caused by prolonged sitting. Do what you can to move around as often as practical.

Back Pain Lower Right Side – Crossed Legs
Another cause of back pain is sitting with legs crossed. If you have back pain lower right side If you have back pain lower right side, you most likely are crossing your right leg over your left leg and vice versa.

This can cause tension and pressure around your sacroiliac and an extremely tight lower back as well as tightness in your butt muscles.

Back Pain Lower Right Side – Sleeping Position
Another factor that may well cause back pain lower right side or lower left side, or even pain around the hip, is dependant on your sleeping position. It’s generally a good idea, if your are suffering from back pain, to sleep directly on your back, placing a pillow or two behind your bent knees.

This will elongate the muscles and usually relax them.

If you are a side sleeper an unable to sleep on your back, position yourself in a fetal position on whichever side that give you the least amount of discomfort, bend your knees to approx. 45 degrees, and place a pillow between you knees.

This will again allow your muscles to relax, and the pillow between the knees means the upper leg is not pulling or exerting any pressure around your hips or spine.

Most people find this position to be very effective for sleeping with back pain lower left side or back pain lower right side.

In all cases, I’d recommend against sleeping on your stomach if you suffer from back pain.

So there you have it. Their back pain lower right side can be solved and with a few basic practices, you can achieve a great deal of relief.


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