How does Solpadeine work?

The Solpadeine pain relief range is clinically proven to relieve your acute, moderate and chronic aches and pains, including headaches, toothaches, muscle and joint pain, period pain and back aches. They are specially designed to target pain that has not been relieved by mild pain killers like paracetamol or ibuprofen alone. Instead they include combinations of active ingredients like paracetamol, ibuprofen, codeine and caffeine that get to work quickly and effectively.

Paracetamol & Solpadeine:

Paracetamol is the most commonly used painkiller for headaches and other minor aches, pains and fevers but not inflammation. Also known as “acetaminophen”, paracetamol is a non-opioid pain killer that inhibits an enzyme in the brain that is involved in the transmission of pain. It can be used on its own to relieve acute pain, but can also be used in combination with other painkillers like codeine.

Solpadeine products that contain paracetamol also contain caffeine that helps to speed up the absorption of this particular active ingredient and therefore helps a quick relief.

Ibuprofen & Solpadeine:

Ibuprofen fits into a category of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that work to relieve acute and moderate aches, pains, fevers and inflammation. Ibuprofen is commonly found in oral tablet form as well as topical form that can be applied to the affected area (however they should not be used at the same time). Ibuprofen works by affecting chemicals in the body called prostaglandins that are released in response to illness or injury in order to trigger pain.

Codeine & Solpadeine:

Codeine is an opioid painkiller, meaning that it works directly on the site of pain receptors in order to alter the way pain is received. By blocking opioid pain receptors in the brain and preventing pain messages reaching the brain and spinal cord, codeine is able to provide short-term relief for acute and moderate pain. Codeine can be used in conjunction with either ibuprofen or paracetamol to create an effective pain relief.