Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets help to relieve mild to moderate pain, and help reduce body temperature, so you can go through your day. It is an analgesic remedy that works to help provide immediate relief and work at the source of the pain.
Active ingredients for comforting relief
Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets contains:
- Paracetamol, a painkiller that help to relieve mild to moderate pain.
- Codeine, a strong painkiller to reduce the impact of the pain and provide you relief to help you carry on with your daily activities.
How to take Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets:
Adults: 1-2 tablets, which may be repeated every 4-6 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in any 24 hour period.
Children (6-12 years): half - 1 tablet. Do not give your child more than 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
If you are elderly and have a damaged liver your doctor will usually prescribe you a lower dose.
Do not give to children under 6 years unless your doctor has told you to.
Caution before taking Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets:
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Co-codamol tablets if you:
Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast feeding
Suffer from asthma or allergies
Have liver problems including alcoholic liver disease
Have kidney or adrenal glands problems (Addison’s disease or phaeochromocytoma)
Have inflammatory bowel disease, gall bladder disease or gall stones
Have had recent gastro-intestinal surgery or surgery on your urinary system
Are male and have difficulty urinating
Have epilepsy or head injury
Have an underactive thyroid gland
Have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
Have low blood pressure, are dehydrated or have lost a lot of fluid (shock)
Have ever suffered from alcoholism, drug abuse or dependence or mental illness
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
When you order this item it is subject to review and approval by one of our pharmacists. Our pharmacists may remove an item from your order if they feel it isn't suitable for you, or in order to comply with UK legislation.
Possible side effects whilst taking Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablets include:
Allergic Reactions - runny nose, rash, skin rash or itchy skin, swelling, difficulty breathing, worsening of asthma, increased sweating, redness or flushed face, drug fever, heart inflammation and severe or sudden kidney failure.
Effects on the gastrointestinal system - stomach irritation (mild stomach pain, heartburn and feeling sick), constipation, feeling or being sick, loss of appetite, dry mouth, difficulty in passage of food through guts, abdominal pain (may be caused by spasm of the bile ducts) and inflammation of the liver or pancreas.
Effects on the heart – inflammation of the heart, slow heart rate, palpitations, low blood pressure. You should consult your doctor if these are troublesome or continue.
Do not be alarmed, most people experience few problems when taking this medicine.
If you are concerned about any of these effects or get any other unusual effects, tell your doctor immediately.
Each Co-codamol 8/500mg Tablet contains:
500mg of paracetomol and 8mg of codeine phosphate
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May 29, 2013
Exactly the same product at my local chemist costs Â£2.20 so this is fantastic value for money. I started to investigate the ingredients of painkillers when I could no longer easily purchase `Syndol` for my husbands headaches, which he felt was the only thing that helped him. I discovered co-codamol has the same ingredients. Syndol was Â£5.45 a packet! So 55pence is a wonderful saving.