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Co-Dydramol 10/500mg Tablets

£48.95£85.00

Co-Dydramol 10/500 milligram tablet is made up of the two painkillers paracetamol and dihydrocodeine and is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol is the commonly used painkilling medicine which as well as elevating pain reduces temperature and fever. Dihydrocodeine is known as a class of medicines known as opioid which work by blocking the transmission of pain signals which are sent by the nerves to the brain.

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Co-Dydramol 10/500mg Tablets

£48.95–£85.00

Co-Dydramol 10/500 milligram tablet is made up of the two painkillers paracetamol and dihydrocodeine and is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol is the commonly used painkilling medicine which as well as elevating pain reduces temperature and fever. Dihydrocodeine is known as a class of medicines known as opioid which work by blocking the transmission of pain signals which are sent by the nerves to the brain.

Product Description

Co-Dydramol 10/500 milligram tablet is made up of the two painkillers paracetamol and dihydrocodeine and is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol is the commonly used painkilling medicine which as well as elevating pain reduces temperature and fever. Dihydrocodeine is known as a class of medicines known as opioid which work by blocking the transmission of pain signals which are sent by the nerves to the brain.

When taking Co-Dydramol you should not take any other form of paracetamol and follow the prescribed dosage.

Co-Dydramol is prescribed to treat the following painful conditions:

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Symptoms of flu and colds
  • Neuralgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle aches and rheumatic pain
  • Toothache and Oral pain
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Menstrual pains
  • Pains caused by other illness

 

Co-Dydramol 10/500mg Tablets

Co-Dydramol 10/500mg Tablets

Taking the medication Co-Dydramol

Co-Dydramol should only be taken as directed by your doctor or medical professional. Co-Dydramol is an oral medication to be taken with water during or after meals. The medication normal takes effect after 30 minutes to 2 hours you should leave at least four hours in between doses

This medication is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years

Frequently Asked Questions About Co-Dydramol (FAQ):

If in any doubt about taking this medication please consult your doctor or medical professional.

How strong is the medication co dydramol

Co-dydramol is a fast working pain medication, made up of the two painkillers paracetamol and dihydrocodeine and is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain and minimises fever.

How long will the medication co-dydramol last?

The medication normal takes effect after 30 minutes to 2 hours and it can last from 4 to 6 hours.

How addictive is co dydramol?

If there is a prolonged usage of the medication this could lead to a buildup in your tolerance level and in some cases dependency. If you suspect this, consult your doctor.

What does the medication co dydramol do?

Co-dydramol contains paracetamol and dihydrocodeine which makes a dual action painkiller. Paracetamol is a commonly used painkilling medicine along with its effective analgesic properties help in relieving pain and reducing fever.  Dihydrocodeine is known as a class of medicines known as opioid and is a mild derivative of morphine which works by blocking the transmission of pain signals which are sent by the nerves to the brain. The mixture of these two ingredients, the paracetamol and dihydrocodeine, results in a fast acting, effective painkiller.

Which is stronger co-dydramol or solpadol?

Both co-dydramol and solpadol work in the same way to relieve pain. They are both known as opoid based painkillers although Solpadol contains codeine as opposed to dihydrocodeine. In theory both co-dydramol and solpadol should provide the same relief when taken at the same doses but certain patients may find that they respond better to one than the other.

References:

1Co-proxamol overdose is associated with a 10-fold excess mortality compared with other paracetamol combination analgesics

2Effect of withdrawal of co-proxamol on prescribing and deaths from drug poisoning in England and Wales: time series analysis

3An analysis of discharge drug prescribing amongst elderly patients with renal impairment.

4ECG Abnormalities in Co-proxamol (Paracetamol/Dextropropoxyphene) Poisoning

5Double-blind randomised controlled trial of effect of metronidazole on pain after day-case haemorrhoidectomy

Co-Dydramol Fact Sheet .pdf

Additional Information

Side effects

Common Side Effects of Co-Drymadol 10/500 mg Tablets include:

Nausea
Hives or rash
Anxiety
Abdominal pain
Constipation
Vertigo
Mild allergic reactions

Severe Side Effects Include:

Possible neutropenia
Possible thrombocytopenia
Addiction due to prolonged use
Bulging of the tongue
Difficulty breathing
Reddening of the face
Drug allergy
Possible leucopenia
Hypotension
Bulging of the face
Bulging of the throat
Excessive sweating
Oral lesions

This medication is prescribed when the side effects are outweighed by the benefits. However, if the side effects become intolerable, please inform your doctor. The list of side effects found here is not complete. If you suspect that you might be experiencing a side effect that is not listed, please inform your physician as soon as possible.

Quantity

100 Tablets, 200 Tablets

Side effects

Taking in Co-Dydramol can affect your vision and can even cause dizziness and confusion. Avoid driving or operating machinery, if you’re currently taking in this medication. If you’re experiencing severe side effects, immediately consult your prescribing physician.

 

Listed below are the documented side effects of Co-Dydramol:

  • Blood disorders (including leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia)
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) with infusion

 

Prolonged intake of this medicine can cause addiction and signs of withdrawal and restlessness when medication is halted. Continuous use of Co-Drydamol as a regular painkiller for headache or migraine have even worse effects.

 

Manifestation of side effects varies from person to person. You should immediately contact your physician if you experience any side effect during the treatment period. You should remember that this medicine is only given to patients if it has more benefits on them over side effects.

 

Severe allergic reactions are uncommon for patients ingesting Co-Dydramol. However, if reactions occur, you should immediately seek medical attention. The following signs of severe allergic reaction should be observed:

  • Swelling or itching of the tongue, face or throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Flushed face or severe redness of skin
  • Increased sweating
  • Drug fever and mucosal lesions or mouth ulcers

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Back Pain Tips You Can’t Pass Up On

Back pain has become a common problem for many people today, and if you’re one of the people who have been suffering, you are probably wondering how to find relief. The good news is that there are things that can be done to effectively reduce back pain. This article contains some tips that may work.

TIP! Pregnant women complain often of back pain. The weight of the baby pulls the whole body down and the back compensates by leaning backward, which puts a lot of pressure on the lower part of the body.

Having a bad computer setup can put unnecessary strain on the back. When working or playing on a computer it’s good practice to position everything accordingly. Keep the keys and monitor as closely in front as possible and try to remain sitting up correctly.

Try to avoid back spasm triggers to keep pain under control. Stress and caffeine are triggers that you can control, as are lack of sleep, low sodium count in your body, and anxiety. If you get a back spasm, place a heating pad on your back and get some rest.

TIP! You need to have a good, comfortable office chair if you tend to have back pain. Sitting compresses the spine and places additional strain on your discs.

Maintain good posture. Having poor posture leads to unnecessary strain on back and spine joints. If you have to sit a long time at work or for anything else, have a supportive, comfortable chair. Sit on an exercise ball and you can maintain a strong back and improve your posture.

It’s time to quit smoking! A smoker has a 30 percent greater chance of suffering from back pain than a non-smoker. Smoking keeps your blood more flowing freely. This keeps nutrients and oxygen from reaching certain parts of your body such as the spine, which causes pain.

Smoking can be a contributor to your back pain. Smoking decreases blood flow, which results in increased back pain, and possibly even degeneration of the discs in your spine.

To find out how bad the injury to your back is and avoid making it worse, rest a few days. If the pain subsides in that time, then it is safe to assume it was a minor injury. Conversely, if your pain does not diminish or increases in severity, you should probably consult your physician to find out what is wrong. Taking it easy for more than a couple of days will not solve your problem, and it may end up exacerbating it by permitting additional muscle atrophy to occur.

Muscle Spasms
If you are experiencing any back pain, try to calm down the muscle spasms. The quickest way to do this is to lay down and apply heat to the tense muscles. Drinking a good amount of fluids and cutting back on salt is a good way to reduce pain. This is because dehydration can bring on or worsen muscle spasms.

TIP! You can protect your back during long hours behind a desk by simply going on a few walks throughout the day. Cumulative pressure can be very damaging to your back, so getting up to stretch out compressed back muscles and vertebrae can help to prevent or alleviate back pain.

Many people with a back injury need to wait a day or two to be seen by their physician. During those days, sitting and lying can be excruciating. A lot of people have discovered that lying flat on one’s back with one’s knees bent is the least painful resting position when dealing with a back injury. This position can make the tension in your back less severe by helping to support your tendons and muscles.

Your mattress can make all the difference when you are dealing with back pain. Most people spend a third of their day sleeping and if your mattress is not back-friendly then you are creating a day filled with unnecessary pain. A mattress of medium firmness and use of neck supporting pillows are both conducive to good sleep and pain-free days.

TIP! Consider speaking with your physician if your back pain is extreme or prolonged, as there may be something other than just the aches and pain of everyday life going on. They may run tests or look at your medical history so that they can see any factors that need consideration in your condition.

Perhaps your back aches right now, but don’t despair! There’s hope for people with back pain. By following the ideas in this article, you will soon be able to reduce or eliminate the amount of back pain you experience. Eventually your back pain will be in the past

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