Codeine Phosphate is an analgesic opioid used for mild, or moderate pain. It effects opioid receptors in the central nervous system and reduces the amount of pain you feel.
The most common side effects are; nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness. However, these side effects are not experienced by all patients.
Yes. Dihydrocodeine is approximately twice the strength of Codeine Phosphate.
Paracetamol and codeine phosphate can be taken together, but do not do so if you taking any other medicine containing paracetamol.
Mixing any opioid with alcohol is dangerous. This combination has been shown to increase the risk of overdose and even long term health problems.
Codeine is an opioid made from the poppy plant, and Tramadol is a synthetic, or man-made drug. Although both are used for moderate pain relief, Tramadol is the stronger of the two.
As with most oral medicines, the effects of Codeine Phosphate can be felt within 30 minutes. However, it can take 1 hour for some people.
Codeine Phosphate is a strong painkiller and should be used exactly as outlined in the patient information leaflet. It is extremely important to not take any more than the correct dosage of one or two 30mg tablets every 4 to 6 hours.
Do not combine these two pharmaceuticals. They both belong to the same group of (NSAID), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This combination increases the possibility of experiencing side effects.
This medicine should not be taken by, or given to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Women that are planning to become pregnant should talk with their doctor to find a suitable alternative to Codeine.
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