What is co-dydramol?
Buy Co-dydramol Online,Co-dydramol is a painkiller that contains a combination of paracetamol and dihydrocodeine. It comes as tablets and liquid, and is used when pain hasn’t been relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone.
Co-dydramol tablets come in different strengths: 10/500 tablets are prescribed for relieving mild to moderate pain, while 20/500 and 30/500 tablets are prescribed for more severe pain.
Paramol is a brand of co-dydramol that can be bought over the counter from pharmacies. These tablets contain a lower strength of dihydrocodeine.
How does co-dydramol work?
The painkillers in co-dydramol work in two different ways.
Paracetamol is thought to work by reducing the production of prostaglandins in the brain and spinal cord. Prostaglandins sensitise nerve endings, causing pain. By reducing their production it’s thought paracetamol may increase our pain threshold, so that although the cause of the pain remains, we don’t feel it as much.
Dihydrocodeine is a slightly stronger painkiller known as an opioid. Opioid painkillers work by mimicking the action of natural pain-reducing chemicals called endorphins that are produced in the brain and spinal cord. Dihydrocodeine acts on the same opioid receptors as natural endorphins and this blocks the transmission of pain signals sent by the nerves to the brain. This means that even though the cause of the pain may remain, less pain is actually felt.
Buy Co-dydramol Online,Are there any Side Effects?
Like all medications, co-dydramol can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:
- Nausea or vomiting (feeling sick or being sick)
- Feeling sleepy
These side effects are likely to settle down, but if they persist or are troublesome you should speak to your doctor.
Rarely, some people experience a more severe side effect when taking co-dydramol. These rare side effects include:
- Trouble passing urine (peeing)
- Skin rashes and itching
- Changes to vision.
If any of these side effects occur, you should speak to a doctor straight away.
If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.