is a brand name for a pain reliever that combines two major ingredients: paracetamol
phosphate. Paracetamol is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain, and for reducing fever
. Codeine is an opioid, which mimics the effect of endorphins, which are naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals, and helps program them to relieve your pain. You should not take more than two tablets at one time.
Some side effects of Co-codamol may include dizziness
, light-headedness, feeling, faint, sleepiness, nausea
, vision disturbance, unusual tiredness or weakness, insomnia
cramps, painful urination
, redness or swelling
at the place of injection, nightmares, a false sense of well-being, dry mouth
, or malaise. You may also experience the less common side effects of dark urine, bloody, black or tarry stools, white spots on lips
or mouth, sore throat, pain in your lower back or side, jaundice, irregular heartbeat
, restlessness, tremor or uncontrolled movements, sweating, irregular breathing, facial swelling, ringing in the ears, flushing, depression
or mood swings, pale stools, or hallucinations
. Taking too much Co-codamol can be dangerous, and you should get emergency help immediately if you experience cold or clammy skin, severe weakness, confusion
, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, low blood
damage, or severe restlessness or nervousness.
Some medical problems may affect the way you use Co-codamol. Be sure to inform your doctor if you have a history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction
, alcoholic liver disease, emotional problems, brain
diseases or head injuries, lung diseases
such as emphysema
, enlarged prostate
, low blood pressure, gallstones, colitis, heart
disease, kidney or liver disease or a history of convulsions. If you have an under active thyroid, your chances are increased of having serious side effects. If you stop taking Co-codamol suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, including sweating, nausea, runny nose
, severe fatigue, vomiting, pain, and depression.
There have been no conclusive studies done on whether or not analgesics such as Co-codamol are harmful to a pregnancy or to a developing fetus. Animal studies have shown that these medications can produce defects in animals, but only at very high rates of dosage. However, it is known that taking too much Co-codamol during pregnancy can cause the baby to born with an addiction to this medication, and if it is taken for pain relief
during delivery, the baby might be born with breathing problems. Most drugs of this class do not cause problems for breastfeeding, unless the mother is taking large amounts, in which case the nursing baby might become addicted. If Co-codamol is given to children under the age of two, it may cause breathing problems. Other children may react with increased excitement or restlessness. Studies show that children should not be given extended-release Co-codamol tablets, and it should not be used at all in children under12. Elderly patients also show an increased sensitivity to the ingredients in Co-codamol, especially breathing problems, and should be closely monitored for adverse effects.
Co-codamol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of co-codamol is C8H9NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide
• Molecular weight is 151.163 g/mol
• Co-codamol available : 500mg tablets
Generic name: Acetaminophen
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