What is the strongest co Dydramol?
You can buy the lowest strength of co-dydramol (7.46/500) without a prescription from a pharmacy. The higher strengths (10/500, 20/500 and 30/500) are only available on prescription.
Which is stronger co Proxamol or co-codamol?
Both are more dangerous in overdose as they contain 500 mg paracetamol per tablet against co-proxamol’s 325 mg. Forty co-codamol tablets is 20 g paracetamol, 40 co-proxamol only 13 g. An overdose of 40 co-codamol tablets is clearly more dangerous.
Is co Dydramol stronger than ibuprofen?
Some painkillers are combined with an opiate drug called codeine – for example, co-codamol is paracetamol plus codeine. These combinations are slightly stronger than paracetamol or ibuprofen alone. Codeine can be addictive, so it should not be taken for more than a few days.
Is co-dydramol codeine?
Co-codamol is a mixture of 2 different painkillers – paracetamol and codeine. It’s used to treat aches and pains including headaches, muscular pain, migraines and toothache. It may help to take co-codamol if everyday painkillers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol on their own, have not worked.
How long should co-codamol take to work?
Co-codamol takes up to 1 hour to work. It keeps on working for about 5 hours. How long can I take co-codamol for? If you’ve bought co-codamol from a pharmacy, do not use it for more than 3 days.
How much paracetamol is in a co dydramol tablet?
Co-dydramol comes in 4 different strengths. The tablets contain either 7.46mg, 10mg, 20mg or 30mg of dihydrocodeine. All co-dydramol tablets also contain 500mg of paracetamol – the same as in a standard paracetamol tablet or capsule.
Which is better co drydamol or co codamol?
FWIW Co-drydamol and co-codamol are very similar, but if anything, dihydrocodeine is slightly stronger than codeine. Taking a PPI like lansoprazole with NSAIDs can help reduce side effects, so maybe ask about that. A lot of these painkillers cause constipation, so whilst obviously really necessary, please do get hold of lactulose / stool softener.
What kind of pain is co-codamol used for?
Co-dydramol is a slightly different pain killer, combining paracetamol and dihydrocodeine. Co-dydramol tablets are commonly used for the relief of mild to moderate pain in musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, sciatica and strains etc.). Co-codamol is often prescribed for typical muscular aches
Is it safe to take Co codamol with paracetamol?
Don’t take co-codamol with paracetamol, or other medicines that contain paracetamol. Co-codamol already contains paracetamol so you could be at risk of paracetamol overdose. Medicines that have paracetamol in them include painkillers like Tramacet and Co-Dydramol, migraine remedies and some cough and cold remedies (Lemsip and Night Nurse).