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Co-Codamol Effervescent Tablet 30/500 contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and codeine phosphate. The combination of the two active ingredients is effective at relieving severe pain.
What does Paracetamol do?
Paracetamol is a simple painkilling medicine used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol increases our pain threshold, so that although the cause of the pain remains, we can feel it less.
What does Codeine do?
Codeine is a stronger painkiller known as an opioid. Opioid painkillers work by mimicking the action of naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are found in the brain and spinal cord and reduce pain by combining with opioid receptors. Therefore, even though the cause of the pain may remain, less pain is actually felt.
Co-Codamol Effervescent Tablet 30/500mg:Always take co-codamol exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and children over 12:
Co-Codamol Effervescent Tablet 30/500mg: Important things you should know about co-codamol
Do not take co-codamol and tell your doctor if:
Take special care and check with your doctor before taking co-codamol if:
Co-Codamol Effervescent Tablet 30/500mg: As with all medicines, co-codamol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Important side-effects you should know about co-codamol:
Stop taking co-codamol and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to co-codamol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days:
If any of the side effects gets serious, lasts longer than a few days or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Co-Codamol Effervescent Tablet 30/500mg: