Remedeine Forte is the branded version of co-dydramol, a combined analgesic consisting of paracetamol and dihydrocodeine. There is 30mg of dihydrocodeine and 500mg of paracetamol in each tablet.
We've all experienced pain, headaches, sore muscles, arthritis and injuries. Pain can reach from mild to unbearable, but can nearly always be addressed by the right medications.
Sometimes, over the counter medicines such as paracetemol or ibuprofen can be enough, but if you have tried these and they haven't helped, a doctor may be able to prescribe you something more effective.
Remember, stronger pain medications can have potential drawbacks. Opioids can be highly addictive and should only be used under a doctor's supervision.
Discontinuing these medications suddenly after prolonged use can cause withdrawal symptoms so you should never do this without professional advice.
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Remedine Forte is a branded version of co-dydramol. Co-dydramol contains two active ingredients, paracetamol 500mg and dihydrocodeine 30mg. They both belong to a group of medicines called analgesics, better known as pain killers. Remedine Forte is commonly used to treat mild to moderate pain for conditions including muscle and joint pain, headaches, migraine and dental pain.
As Remedine Forte consists of 2 active ingredients, these both work together in order to provide a combined analgesic effect for mild to moderate pain.
Paracetamol is thought to reduce the intensity of pain signals sent to the brain. It is also an antipyretic (lowers raised temperatures) and therefore is commonly used in patients with high temperature. It prevents the release of a substance called prostaglandins, which results in a decrease in pain and body temperature.
Dihydrocodeine works by binding to receptors in the body called opioid receptors. These receptors are found in the brain, spinal cord, gut and other parts of the body. They are responsible for sending signals to the brain causing you to feel pain. By dihydrocodeine binding to these receptors, the transmission of pain signals is blocked resulting in pain relief.
Unmanaged pain can be extremely difficult when trying to complete general day to day tasks. This can result in distress, causing patients to present psychological responses such as low mood, anger, anxiety and in some cases, depression.
Effective use of Remedine Forte will decrease the amount of pain experienced and increase your tolerance to pain, making injuries and painful conditions more bearable. Consequently, this will allow you to go about your daily routine with little discomfort as possible.
Remedine Forte should be taken with a glass of water, with or immediately after food.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember providing it is at least four hours since your last dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
The usual adult dose for Remedine Forte is one to two tablets every four to six hours.
Do not take more than eight tablets in 24 hours.
Dose may be reduced in the elderly.
Remedine Forte is not recommended for children under the age of 12. You must be over the age of 18 to use our service.
Common side effects that may occur with Remedine Forte are as follows;
Speak to your doctor if any of the above side effects become serious or lasts longer than a few days.
Please read the patient information leaflet available to download on this page for more information regarding common and uncommon side effects.
It is important that Remedine Forte is taken as advised by your doctor.
Speak to your doctor before stopping these tablets as it is recommended that it is stopped gradually. Stopping Remedine Forte suddenly may cause you to feel restless and irritable, especially if you have been taking it for a long time.
You may feel dizzy or sleepy whilst taking Remedine Forte. Should this occur, do not drive, use any tools or operate any heavy machinery.
Alcohol should be avoided whilst taking Remedine Forte.
Do not take any products containing paracetamol with Remedine Forte.
Remedine Forte can be purchased safely here at UK Meds. You will need to have an online consultation with a doctor before a supply can be made. This is to ensure your safety by asking various questions to determine if this is the best suited medication for you.