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Co-codamol (cocodamol) is a medication painkiller that is made up of two active ingredients – codeine and paracetamol. Co-codamol is utilized to treat certain aches and pains that are left untreated by regular painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or paracetamol.
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Co-codamol contains two different medicines called codeine phosphate and paracetamol. Codeine belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics which act to relieve pain. It can be used on its own or in combination with other pain killers such as paracetamol. Co-codamol is used to treat severe pain.
What are Co-Codamol Tablets?
They are a popular medication that is prescribed for pain relief. In a nutshell, they are prescribed by a doctor for those who are experiencing pain. They are also called pain medication, and go by the brand names Kapake, Solpadol and Tylex. They are combination of two drugs, paracetamol and codeine. It is a powerful pain medication which requires a prescription.
What is Co-Codamol used for?
It is a pain medication which assists people who need pain relief. It is useful to those who are experiencing above-moderate to extreme pain. If you consistantly in pain, your doctor may prescribe this medication for you. It is also used to relieve pain after surgery.
How is Co-Codamol Typically Prescribed?
Co-codamol is available in different doses. They all contain 500mg of paracetamol (the same as one regular paracetamol tablet or capsule) but the dose of codeine varies and can be 8mg, 15mg or 30 mg. The dose that is right for you will depend on the amount you need to control your pain.
You can buy small packets of the lower dose preparations over the counter. But for larger packets and for the higher doses, you need a prescription from your doctor.
Other Brand Names (Kapake)
Co-Codamol is also known by the brand of Kapake. These are essentially the same drugs. Generic Kapake is called Co-Codamol. Kapake also works as a pain reliever, designed for above-moderate to severe pain. It contains Codeine, as such it is an opiate. Opiates are converted to morphene in the brain, leaving you with a strange happy feeling.
Other Brand Names (Solpadol)
Another branded formula of Co Codamol is called Solpadol. Solpadol and Kapake are both branded forms of Co Codamol, and are essentially the same drug. You can also buy Solpadol at the UK Meds online pharmacy.
How Long Can I Use Co-Codamol?
Co codamol contains codeine, which is extremely addictive. It is recommended that you only remain on this medication for short periods of time. Co-Codamol is intended for a short term treatment pain relief. It is usually commonly prescribed to treat individuals that actively suffer from pain, brought on by a number of reasons. It can be used as a short term relief for pain if recommended by your doctor. The risk in taking this medication too long is that the user develops an addiction due to the opiate content. Your doctor will tell you precisely how long you should take Co-Codamol.
Risks of Taking Co Codamol (Solpadol or Kapake) for Too Long
Your doctor will advise you on the addictive nature of this medication. He or she will also recommend a strategy for getting off of this pain medication after you have used it for a period of time. Long term use of opiates is not advised as the drug is extremely addictive. Another danger is that the user will become tolerant to its effects, requiring larger doses to achieve the same pain relief. This would diminish it's ability to relieve your pain, or cause you to become dependent on it.
CoCodamol Effervescent Tablets
Effervescent tablets are available from UK Meds in a 30/500mg dose. When you buy Co-Codamol, the dosage you choose is dependent on the severity of your pain. It is recommended that higher dosages only be used for extreme pain. The smallest dosage we sell is 30/500mg. If you need a smaller dose (8/500mg or 15/500mg), you have the option of cutting the pill. You have the option of buying Co Codamol Effervescent tablets from UK Meds.
Less Powerful Pain Medication
If you feel as though you would like pain relief medication, but do not have a prescription or would like a less powerful pain medicine, you could try a Ibuprofen. This medication does not require a prescription to be sold in the UK.
If you are looking for an online pharmacist that can ship you prescription and non-prescription pain medication, try UK Meds. Most days of the week we are able to ship overnight. You will be able to see your estimated arrival date when you check out.
How to Buy Co-Codamol Online
This pain relief medication is only available in the UK from a licensed doctor or pharmacist. It requires a prescription to be able to purchase medicines containing Codeine. We are an online pharmacy in the UK and can ship 30/500mg Co Codamol to your door. If you have no prescription, our online prescription service may be able to assist you in obtaining one.