Co-codamol

 

Brands: Codipar, Kapake, Solpadol, Tylex, Zapain

Application: Pain relief

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of acetaminophen codeine

Contraindications to acetaminophen codeine

Drug Interaction Acetaminophen Codeine

Tips to consider before taking acetaminophen codeine

Possible side effects of acetaminophen codeine

How to store acetaminophen codeine

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of acetaminophen codeine

Medication Information: Acetaminophen codeine contains two analgesics, paracetamol and codeine. It is prescribed to relieve painful conditions in which paracetamol alone is not effective. There are three different types of acetaminophen codeine that you can buy over-the-counter from a pharmacy. The amount of paracetamol in all three different doses is the same (500 mg), but the amount of codeine is different, and this determines the strength and dose of the pill.

Three different doses of tablets: 8 mg codeine / 500 mg paracetamol - 15 mg codeine / 500 mg paracetamol - 30 mg codeine / 500 mg paracetamol.

Combination analgesics such as acetaminophen codeine can help reduce the number of pills you need to take in a day, but they do not always control pain in the best way. This is because it is difficult to adjust the dose of the drug according to the level of pain, and on the other hand, the dose of the drug should not increase the risk of side effects. As a result, many physicians prefer not to prescribe painkillers.

 

Contraindications to acetaminophen codeine

  • Acetaminophen Codeine is a combination of codeine and paracetamol that affects your performance and is hypnotic. Avoid driving and conscious actions while taking codeine.
  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug Interaction Acetaminophen Codeine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking acetaminophen codeine

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking acetaminophen codeine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any kidney or liver disease.
  • If you have prostate problems or difficulty urinating.
  • If you have any respiratory problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • If you have low blood pressure or an abnormal heart rhythm.
  • If you have any problems with your thyroid or adrenal glands.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you have gallstones or a problem with the bile duct.
  • If you have been constipated for more than a week or have an inflammatory bowel problem.
  • If you have a problem called myasthenia gravis that has caused muscle weakness in you.
  • If you have recently had a severe head injury.
  • If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of acetaminophen codeine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Feeling sick, constipated, feeling dizzy or drowsy, dry mouth, sweating, abdominal pain (may be caused by bile duct spasm)

Talk to your doctor if you experience any symptoms that you feel may be due to acetaminophen codeine.

 

How to store acetaminophen codeine

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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