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HEY PRESTO, PAIN BE GONE! It's Not Magic;It's Co Codamol. Review with images

AdvantagesEffective and cheap pain relief

DisadvantagesOnly for short term use-see side effects

"...does the job! '''PRICES''': Lloydspharmacy Co-Codamol 8mg/500mg Tablets 32 Tablets£1.89. Co Codamol should be around this price if bought in a high street chemist shop. I always keep Co Codamol in my medicine cabinet. I would recommend its use '''with caution'''. ..." Read review
25.03.2011

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Paracetamol and Co will get rid of your pain Review with images

Advantagesgreat pain relief, quick acting, easy to swallow

Disadvantagessome side effects and can be addictive

"...ma talking about is called Co-Codamol and, for me, is the best (legal) pain relief you can administer yourself, although it does have its down sides. ===** WHAT IS CO-CODAMOL..?=== Co-codamol is an ’analgesic' pain killer which is a mixture of codeine and paracetamol, making it more effective at getting at the pain better than paracetamol alone. In the UK there are several strengths tablets containing codeine phosphate, with each tablet containing ..." Read review
21.06.2011

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Community Level 5NURSE_BETTY

NURSE_BETTY

where did the pain go?? Diamond review

Advantageseffective pain killer!

Disadvantagescan be addictive!

"...another field… I have been taking co-codamol 30/500 for back pain and migraines for quite a while and they have proved to be an effective painkiller for me! So I am going to try and explain them to all ciao’ers reading this! Co codamol is a mixture of codeine phosphate and paracetamol, they come in different doses 8/500 (8mg codeine phosphate and 500mg paracetamol) which can be bought over the counter at any chemists and some supermarkets and ..." Read review
28.05.2004

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Co codamol Effective Pain Relief Diamond review

AdvantagesGets rid of pain

DisadvantagesAddictive

"...- 2.5% by weight. Co-codamol works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and acetaminophen decreases the formation of prostaglandin’s, therefore relieving pain. Co codamol is taken orally with or after food. As with all drugs it has side effects, but if you are worried about anything then you need to consult your doctor. Also in certain illnesses you should not take co codamol again if you are unsure then you need to consult ..." Read review
14.03.2005

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Pain, pain go away

AdvantagesStronger than paracetamol or ibuprofen, makes you feel less ill

DisadvantagesSide effects can be strong, potential dependency

"...my GP I was given co-codamol to ease the pain so I could sleep better. In the UK there are three main strengths of co-codamol available, known as 8/500, 15/500 and 30/500. In each formulation, the ‘500’ denotes that each tablet contains 500mg of paracetamol, and the first number tells you how many mg of codeine are in the tablet. The 8/500 can be bought over the counter, but you do need a prescription for the higher doses. Co-codamol ..." Read review
23.03.2012

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Take that pain away

AdvantagesWork well

DisadvantagesCan be addictive

"I received co-codamol after I had an operation to remove a dermoid cyst and as the pain from the operation lasted for a few weeks afterwards and paracetamol alone could not take it away the hospital gave me a 3 week course of these to take. What is co –codamol? They are a pain relief for mild and moderate pain relief for when paracetamol on its own just will not work. The codeine acts the same way as chemicals in your body ..." Read review
28.03.2012

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Community Level 7L0BSTER_QU...

L0BSTER_QUADRILLE

co-codamol.

AdvantagesAccomodates for mild - severe pain

Disadvantagesif used regulary for a length of time, you can become tolerant or addicted to this analgesia

"...500mg of paracetamol). The 8/500 co-codamol is available in tablets, dispersible (effervescent) or capsule form. The dose for an adult is 1 – 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours; a maximum of 8 tablets daily. The dose for a child 6 – 12 years is ½ - 1 tablet, every 4 – 6 hours; a maximum of 4 tablets daily. This analgesia is appropriate for mild – moderate pain. If pain persists for over three days, you must contact your general practitioner. These ..." Read review
19.04.2004

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Community Level 5e.j.kingham

e.j.kingham

I Should CoCo.

AdvantagesRelief from mold to moderate pain.

DisadvantagesRespiratory Sedation.

"...surprise… co-codaprin. The codeine present in co-codamol can take different forms. Both codeine phosphate and codeine sulphate are equally as effective. The addition merely aids the dissolving of codeine tablets. Dosing and Mode of Action Currently all co-codamol tablets contain 500mg (half a gram) of paracetamol. Codeine is present at 8mg, 15mg or 30mg. The 8mg codeine co-codamol tablets are available over the counter at pharmacies but ..." Read review
15.12.2005

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Pain be gone?

AdvantagesCan ease mild/moderate pain

DisadvantagesCan be addictive, not too effective with moderate/severe pain

"...bearable level. ==The tablets== From my experience co-codamol tablets come in various shapes and sizes. I find the round tablets the hardest to take, they are quite large and very powdery. Now, taking into account the fact that I’m somebody that can take most tablets without a drink, I always need a glass of water to take these and even then it sometimes feels as if they’re stuck in my throat. Although the tablets are scored to make the easy to ..." Read review
05.11.2010

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Community Level 6criple

criple

To Cure Or Cause A Headache That Is the Question

AdvantagesMany Uses, Quite Effective, Inexpensive

DisadvantagesSide Effects, Possible Dependency

"...I usually just take the co-codamol as and when needed. Recently the pain in my neck and head was causing me severe problems and I have been taking the maximum does of eight 500mg tablets a day. My doctor prescribes these for me as I have a prescription prepayment certificate. You can buy them direct from a chemist for a small amount of money, prices would vary according to the packet size but you could get some for at least £1.00 The box I have ..." Read review
19.01.2003

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Codeine and paracetamol - a powerful combination

AdvantagesCheap and easy to get hold of, effective

DisadvantagesSome side effects, can't be taken long-term

"I haven't used co-codamol since becoming pregnant but I used it for a few weeks at one point when I was working a lot of hours at work and started getting migraines. I work at a computer and I have quite a strong glasses prescription so it's no surprise really. I normally find that paracetamol does the trick but with the migraines it didn't so a friend of mine recommended co-codamol, which I found in my local Superdrug store. Co-codamol is a combination ..." Read review
23.06.2013

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Horse Tranquilizers?

Advantageseffective fast pain relief

Disadvantagesside effects, addiction risk

"...brand name Solpadol®. The ingredients for co-codamol are as follow: Codein is found in the opium poppy and in the body a percentage is turned into morphine (an opioid) which in a lot of cases can stop the receptors in the brain to transmit pain and will help relax and reduce pain. It can also cause drowsiness and sedation. Paracetamol is known under a number of different brand names, but the generic name is always paracetamol. It is a pain reliever ..." Read review
15.02.2010

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Hits the pain where it hurts

AdvantagesStrong fast working.

DisadvantagesSide effects

"I had never taken Cocodamol until last week. Over the years I'm had back trouble that usually lasts a day or two, no known reason for it just something that happens. Well last week if I was sat down it took me ages to get upright again and be able to move about, by the next day I could hardly move without being in severe pain and having 2 kids bed rest was not a option. I managed to get my doctors to do me a prescription over the phone which was picked ..." Read review
23.06.2013

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ADDICTIVE BUT RIDS PAIN QUICKLY!!

AdvantagesRelieves pain very quickly even when it is really bad!!

DisadvantagesCan cause addiction so take with care!!

"Last week as I was getting out of bed to answer the phone (7.15am) I pulled my back really really badly. I was in so much pain I wanted to cry. As I believe that I have a high pain barrier this was unusual for me to want to cry, Knowing that I had given birth to my 5 children without the aid of painkillers told me that something was not right. I crawled my way to the settee and found that know matter how I sat I just could not get comfortable, as ..." Read review
20.07.2012

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Community Level 5tinkerbell...

tinkerbellprincess69

A Great Simple Painkiller for Headaches

AdvantagesWorks Faster & the Effects last Longer than Paracetemol

DisadvantagesThe Codeine in this Medication can be Addictive

"...so popular. But since taking Co-codamol for a persistent migraine I can see a huge difference in the effectiveness compared to that of regular paracetemol. Co-codamol is an Analgesic medicine which contains both Paracetemol and Codeine which work together as great pain-killing ingredients. The codeine is what makes the most difference in terms of pain relief and the amount of codeine determines how quickly and effective the tablets are. There ..." Read review
17.03.2011

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