Painkiller – Co-Codamol


where can i buy co-codamol is a painkiller that contains the medicines codeine and paracetamol. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain – for example headaches, migraines, toothache, period pain and rheumatic pain. It can also be used to help with sleeplessness. Co-codamol can be bought without a prescription at pharmacies. But it is recommended that you see a doctor first before taking this medicine. The strength of co-codamol is shown in numbers (e.g. 8/500) on the packet and you should never take more than 2 tablets (8/500 mg) in 24 hours.

If you take too much, you may feel very sleepy or sick. You may have trouble breathing and need to go to hospital for treatment.

Co-Codamol and Ibuprofen: A Combined Approach to Pain

The medicine in co-codamol, codeine, belongs to a group of medicines called opioids. It works by blocking pain messages from the brain and nervous system to make you feel less pain. It takes about an hour to start working. Codeine can cause side effects such as constipation, dizziness and drowsiness.

If you take co-codamol, do not drive a car or ride a bike or use tools or machinery as it can affect your ability to concentrate and make decisions. It is an offence to drive if you are affected. It can also change the way some medicines work so they may not have the same effect on you. It may also change the way alcohol and other medicines affect you. Seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medicines.

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