What are Co-Codamol 8/500mg Tablets?
Co-codamol is used for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain caused by headaches, migraine, toothache, neuralgia, period pain and rheumatic pains when other painkillers have not worked. Wait at least 4 hours after you last took other painkillers before taking this medicine.
Co-codamol can be used in adults and children over 12 years of age for the short-term relief of moderate pain that is not relieved by other painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen alone. This medicine contains codeine. Codeine belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics which act to relieve pain. It also contains paracetamol, another analgesic to relieve pain.
How to use Co-Codamol 8/500mg Tablets
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Co-codamol tablets.
- Swallow the tablets with water.
- This medicine should not be taken for more than 3 days. If the pain does not improve after 3 days, talk to your doctor for advice.
The recommended dose is:
Adults and children 16 to 18 years: 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours, as needed. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
Children aged 12 to 15 years: 1 tablet every 6 hours when necessary. Do not give your child more than 4 tablets in 24 hours
Children under 12 years: should not be taken due to the risk of severe breathing problems
Elderly: Dosage is usually reduced in the elderly with liver damage.
What do Co-Codamol 8/500mg Tablets contain
The active substances (the ingredients that makes the tablets work) are 8mg of codeine phosphate and 500mg paracetamol.
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