Co-codamol is a strong painkiller containing paracetamol and codeine. It is prescribed if other painkillers, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), are not suitable or don’t work. It’s important to take this medicine as directed – do not increase the dose or use it more often than advised, and only for the time needed to control your pain. It’s also possible to become addicted to the codeine in co-codamol, so your doctor will discuss how to reduce the risk of this happening and will explain how to safely stop taking it when the pain has eased.
co codamol to buy acts directly on pain receptors in the brain and central nervous system to block their signals. However, it can also cause side effects such as constipation, feeling sick or being drowsy. If you experience these or any other side effects, contact your doctor straight away.
Natural Alternatives to Co-Codamol for Pain Relief
Avoid drinking alcohol with this medicine as it may increase the side effects. It’s also not safe to take with some other medicines, such as sedatives used to treat anxiety or seizures and certain anti-sickness medications. It’s also not recommended to take if you are breastfeeding or trying for a baby, as it can pass through breast milk and affect the baby’s breathing.
Someone with a co-codamol addiction can start to develop withdrawal symptoms 12 hours after their last tablet and these include cravings, nausea, dizziness, and feelings of anxiety. They are likely to spend less time looking after themselves and neglect their responsibilities and relationships as they focus on sourcing and taking more of the drug. At Priory we have a range of programs that help people to withdraw from substances safely and under close medical supervision.