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Codis 500 (Aspirin/Codeine Phosphate) - 32 Tablets

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What are Codis 500 tablets?

Codis 500 tablets are a pain relief medication that uses the ingredients aspirin and codeine phosphate to ease mild to moderate aches and pains. It’s perfect for times when your pain can’t be managed by everyday painkillers, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, alone. If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to ease your pain, Codis could be the perfect choice for you.


What kinds of pain can these tablets be used for?

Codis 500 tablets can be used to ease lots of different mild to moderate pains, with some of the most common reasons why people use this product including:

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Period pain
  • Dental pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbago
  • Swollen joints


How will the aspirin and codeine phosphate in Codis 500 ease my pain?

Codis 500 tablets combine two active ingredients which work together to ease your pain: 500mg of aspirin and 8mg of codeine phosphate. Aspirin is a popular everyday painkiller which is one of a group of medications called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which means it helps to ease pain and inflammation by changing how your body responds to them. Codeine phosphate is a type of pain relief known as an opioid analgesic, and it’s ideal for using alongside other painkillers to ease moderate pains that can’t be controlled with everyday pain relief alone.


Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?

If you’re taking any other medication, including herbal remedies or medicines obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This especially applies if you are already taking:

  • Blood thinners, which are also known as anticoagulants, such as warfarin
  • Medication to prevent organ rejection after a transplant, e.g. ciclosporin, tacrolimus
  • Medicines for high blood pressure, e.g. diuretics, ACE-inhibitors
  • Medication to ease pain and inflammation, including anti-inflammatories, e.g. ibuprofen, steroids
  • Medication to treat gout, e.g. probenecid
  • Medication to treat cancer or rheumatoid arthritis, e.g. methotrexate
  • Any other medications which contain aspirin, e.g. 75mg aspirin tablets used as blood thinners


Can I drive after taking these tablets?

You may feel drowsy, sleepy, or dizzy after taking Codis tablets. If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or operate any tools or machinery until you are sure that the symptoms have passed and you’re safe to do so.


Can I take codeine phosphate with alcohol?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking codeine phosphate as it can make symptoms such as sleepiness or drowsiness worse. It can also increase the risk of you experiencing more serious side effects, so we’d recommend that you stop drinking alcohol until you’ve finished taking this product.


Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you’re within the first 6 months of pregnancy, then you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This will help you to be sure that Codis tablets are the best choice for you. You should not take this product if you are within the last 3 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding.


Can I get addicted to codeine phosphate?

If you take codeine phosphate tablets like Codis as recommended by the manufacturer then you are unlikely to become addicted. However, if you take codeine for a long time or as a recreational drug then you may become dependent on it. If you’re concerned that you may be addicted to codeine or any other drug, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist and ask for their advice.


What will I notice if I get addicted to this product?

If you’ve become addicted to codeine phosphate, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Needing to take more than the recommended dose
  • Needing to take the medicine for longer periods
  • You feel unwell when you stop taking the medicine, experiencing side effects such as shaking, restlessness, agitation, feeling sick, sweating, or feeling generally unwell


Can I buy codeine phosphate online without a prescription?

You do not need a prescription for Codis 500 codeine phosphate tablets, 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.



How to take these tablets

Take one or two Codis tablets and dissolve them in a glass of water. Drink the solution immediately. Do this up to 4 times a day, leaving at least 4 hours between each dose. Do not take more than 8 tablets in any 24 hours. Do not take for more than 3 days at a time unless advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.


When should this product not be used?

Codis 500 tablets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 16 unless told otherwise by a doctor. Do not take this product if you are allergic to aspirin, codeine, any similar painkillers, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have:

  • Haemophilia, which is an inherited blood clotting disorder
  • A stomach ulcer
  • Had your tonsils or adenoids removed because of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and are under the age of 18
  • Know that your body metabolises codeine into morphine very quickly

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:

  • Are receiving regular medical treatment
  • Have or have ever had asthma


Do Codis 500 tablets have any side effects?

Like all medications, Codis 500 tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:

  • Symptoms of intestinal bleeding, e.g. bright red poo, black tarry poo, vomiting blood or dark particles which look like coffee grounds
  • Symptoms of asthma or bronchospasms, e.g. wheezing, shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, e.g. rashes, peeling, flaking or blistering skin, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat, bruising more easily

If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product, stop use and seek immediate medical help. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

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

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.


Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here

If you are concerned about addiction of 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice

NHS Help & Advice on Drug Addiction


Talk To Frank - Codeine Addiction Help

Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here

If you are concerned about addiction of 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice

NHS Help & Advice on Drug Addiction

Talk To Frank - Codeine Addiction Help



  • Active ingredients: aspirin 500mg and codeine phosphate 8mg

    Other ingredients: Calcium carbonate, Maize starch, Citric acid, Talc, Sodium lauryl sulphate, Saccharin

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