What is Effervescent Co-Codamol?
Effervescent Co-Codamol are dissolvable tablets that help to ease moderate aches and pains. Ideal for those who are struggling to ease their pain with regular painkillers alone. Effervescent Co-Codamol dissolve in water, making them perfect for those who struggle to swallow tablets or would prefer not to use tablet medicines.
What kinds of pain can these tablets be used for?
Effervescent Co-Codamol can be used to relieve moderate pain that isn’t relieved by other painkillers. It can be used for all kinds of pain, including headaches, migraines, and muscular pain, and can also be used to ease symptoms of cold and flu.
How will this product help to ease my pain?
Effervescent Co-Codamol tablets contain the active ingredients codeine and paracetamol. These ingredients are both painkillers which work together to ease moderate pain that cannot be relieved by using painkillers like paracetamol on their own. Paracetamol also helps to reduce high temperature or fever, making co-codamol an ideal remedy for symptoms of cold and flu.
How to take Effervescent Co-Codamol
For adults taking this product, dissolve 2 Effervescent Co-Codamol tablets in a glass of water and drink right away. Repeat this dose every 4 hours, as needed to relieve your pain. Do not use more than 8 tablets in any 24-hour period. For more information about how to treat children between the ages of 12 – 18 with this product, please read the patient information leaflet carefully.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Effervescent Co-Codamol, however you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Effervescent Co-Codamol not be used?
Effervescent Co-Codamol are not suitable for use by children under the age of 12, as they could be at risk of severe breathing problems. Do not take this product if you are allergic to paracetamol, codeine, or any of the other listed ingredients. This product can make you feel sleepy or dizzy, do not attempt to drive or operate tools or machinery until you know that this product does not affect you in this way. Do not take Effervescent Co-Codamol if you:
- Are under the age of 18 and have had your tonsils or adenoids removed due to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
- You know that you metabolise codeine into morphine very rapidly
- You are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Have severe kidney or liver problems
- Have non-cirrhotic alcoholic liver disease
Effervescent Co-Codamol should not be taken at the same time as some other medications as they can interact. For a list of which medications you should not take with this product, please read the patient information leaflet carefully.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Effervescent Co-Codamol can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Swelling in hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing. You may also notice hives or nettle rash. This would indicate an allergic reaction to co-codamol.
- Serious skin reactions
- Severe stomach pain which may reach through to your back. This could be a sign of inflammation of the pancreas
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness, confusion
- Difficulty passing water
- Becoming dependent on codeine
- More infections or bruising more than usual
If you experience these or any other side effects while using Effervescent Co-Codamol, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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