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Kapake 30mg/500mg Tablets

 
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What is Kapake?

The Kapake 30/500 mg tablets belong to a group of medication called painkillers or analgesic. The main purpose of Kapake is to eliminate extreme kinds of pain. Only adults are allowed to take this medication. The medication is made up of two powerful painkillers. The first is codeine and the other one is paracetamol. The ratio of these two is 30mg of codeine per 500 mg of paracetamol. Hence the 30mg/500mg attachment in the name.

Children between 12 and 18 years of age can take the medication provided they are prescribed on a short term only. The medication works when paracetamol stops pain signals on their way to the brain. Once the signals are stopped, codeine takes into action by eliminating them.

How to take Kapake

The tablet is taken orally. Patients need to follow doctor’s prescription to achieve ultimate results. It also limits the allergic reactions and side effects from manifesting. There are instructional that come with the purchase of the medication that patients must read before taking the first dose.

Adults and aged patients are allowed to take a maximum of 2 tablets every take. Each take must have an interval of at least four hours. The maximum daily dosage a person should take is 8 tablets. Children aged 12 years of age up to 18 may take the medication. The dosage for them is at a lower 1 tablet per six hours.  The maximum number of tablets these children can take within 24-hours is 6 tablets. Children below 12-year-old are totally not prescribed with this medication.  The reason for this is that the medication could cause children to have difficulty in breathing.

However, in special cases, the doctors can adjust their dosage that suits their condition.  The only time that the medication is taken by parents is when the patient needs it desperately. It is not wise for a patient to perform self medication with Kapake. This might escalate the risks to a higher level and put the patient in danger because of the side effects. The maximum days that patients should take this medication is not more than 3 days. Patients need to consult their doctor if the pain does is not healed after three days.

If an overdose happens, the patient must be brought to the ER immediately. Even if the patient feels good, a visit to the hospital is the proper thing to do. Sometimes some adverse reactions take time to develop.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding women

Pregnant women are not advised to take Kapake. Paracetamol is known to be safe for pregnant women.  But the safety information of Codeine is not yet known. It is not advised for breast feeding women because Codeine becomes morphine when it goes through the breasts.

Do not take codeine while you are breastfeeding. Codeine transforms into morphine when it passes onto the breast.

The common side effects are:

  • Mood swings
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rashes and/or itchiness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pains

Severe side effects are:

  • Extreme skin allergies
  • Constricted pupils
  • The feeling of being airhead
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Sharp pain felt in the upper abdominal area
  • Blood cell levels on the low side
  • Low level heart beat

Possible Side Effects When Using Kapake

Adverse side-effects when taking Kapake is rare but the possibility of hypersensitive is sure to occur with skin rash. There are some cases of severe skin reactions dated and there have been problems with blod dyscrasias such as agranulocytosis and thrombocytopenia.

The usual side-effects of Kapake are drowsiness, vomiting, dizziness and nausea. These effects are prevalent among ambulatory patients and it can be lighten when the patient lies down. Euphoria, constipation, dyphoria, urinary retention, confusion, bradycardia, light-headedness, prutitus, abdominal pain and allergic reactions are other side effects.

Tolerance can happen when Kapake is used for a long period of time. It shows symptoms of irritability and restlessness when the patient suddenly stop the treatment.

Please read the patient information leaflet available
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