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WHAT ARE CO-CODAMOL TABLETS?

Co-codamol tablet is a painkiller that comes with two different components – paracetamol and codeine. It is used to treat pain and inflammation. These tablets are usually prescribed to people suffering from a toothache, headaches, muscular pain, and body pain. Co-codamol tablets can be prescribed to adults or adolescents of or,  above 16 years or children above 12 years. These tablets are not recommended to children below theage of 12 as they may have severe effects on their bodies. Co-codamol tablets may help in case general pain killers like paracetamol, ibrufen, or aspirin do not ease the pain in people. It is not recommended to take this tablet withoutthe doctor’s advice.

This medicine is available as tablets as well as capsules. It comes in three strengths and the lowest strength is suggested for children while the highest strengths are available only prescription.

Indication of Co-codamol tablets

Co-codamol tablets are used for relieving moderate to severe pain in adults and adolescents of or above 16 years of age and children above 12 years. However, these tablets should never be given to children below 12 years. Even, children above 12 years are given these medicines only if their acute moderate or severe pain does not go away after taking an analgesic such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Co-codamol can be taken either before consuming food or after consuming food or as directed by the physician. However, these medicinesarerecommended to be taken after food as they may cause weakness in an empty stomach.There must be a time gap of four to six hours between two doses. If a person forgets to take the first dose, they can take it when their pain reoccurs and then again continue as before.

The maximum daily dose must not exceed 4000 mg. The maximum single dose of this tablet is 1000 mg (1 tablet) for adults.

Avoid Taking Co-Codamol in the following cases:

  • If You have mild pain and can be treated with paracetamol or ibrufen
  • People who have lung problems or breathing difficulties
  • In case of a head injury
  • People with adrenal gland problems
  • Women who are planning trying to conceive, or who are already pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • If a person has liver problems
  • Children below 12 years

Side effects of Co-Codamol Tablets

All medicines react differently with different people. Like every other medicine, Co-codamol onlinetablets have certain side effects that may persist in people as mild or severe.

The risk of side effects with these tablets increases in case you take an overdose of these medicines. However, in some people, minor side effects may be seen even with a single or first dose. Here are some side effects of Co-codamol tablets seen in people:

Common side effects

Visit a doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away for a long time:

  • constipation
  • nausea or vomiting
  • drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • headache

Severe side effects

  • Serious side effects are rare and may be seen in very few people
  • Call your doctor urgently if you have any of the following side effects:
  • Rashes in skin
  • Difficulty while urinating
  • Changes in eyesight
  • lightheadedness or palpitations
  • Severe allergy, which is very rare

How To Buy Co-Codamol Tablets

It is recommended to always consult a doctor before buying Co-codamol tablets. However, getting the lowest strength of Co-codamol tablets (8/500) is easy without a prescription but you can get it only from a pharmacy. While the higher strengths of these tablets  (15/500 and 30/500) are available only on prescription from a doctor.

If you are self-medicating yourself with a Co-codamol tablet then you can get a lower strength from our store without a prescription. You can get it offline or also order co-codamol online from our website where you can also avail of discounts and offers. We have been providing authentic and genuine medicines from our pharmacy for a long time.

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