Co-Codamol 30/500mg


Co-codamol is a painkiller that combines two different types of pain relief: paracetamol and codeine. Paracetamol is classified as an aniline analgesic, and while it is sometimes grouped with NSAIDs, it is not considered an NSAID due to its poor anti-inflammatory properties.



Co codamol is a pain reliever that combines two types of painkillers; paracetamol and codeine. Paracetamol although sometimes grouped with NSAIDs is not a NSAID because it has limited inflammatory effects. Codeine, a painkiller discovered in 1832 acts as a pain reliever, sedative, sleep inducing agent, antinociceptive (pain blocking) agent and cough suppressant.


Co codamol is recommended for adults and children over 12 years old to alleviate types of pain such, as headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, migraines and toothaches. It can be used when milder painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen are not effective. Co codamol is marketed under names like Atasol in the US and Canada, Solpadeine Plus in the UK; other brands include Solpadol and Katakana.

In countries Co codamol can be purchased without a prescription. In the UK lower doses (8mg codeine/500mg paracetamol) are available over the counter while higher doses require a prescription. However countries like Australia, the US, Japan and the UAE have restrictions on, over the counter sales of codeine containing medications.
Co codamol is available, for purchase with a prescription in countries including the US, UK, Canada and India. It can be obtained in the form of tablets, capsules or oral suspension in three strengths containing 8mg, 15mg or 30mg of codeine combined with 500mg of paracetamol.

It is important to be cautious when using Co codamol under conditions. Make sure to inform your doctor if you have lung issues, breathing problems, head injuries, increased pressure, adrenal gland disorders, a history of seizures, alcohol dependence, pregnancy or breastfeeding status, liver complications. If you are under 18 years old and have had tonsils or adenoids removed due to sleep apnea.

When taking Co codamol it’s essential to be aware of drug interactions that could lead to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Be sure to inform your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you are currently using. Some significant interactions may occur with blood thinners like warfarin, specific antibiotics drugs, for nausea relief and CNS depressants.

Side effects commonly associated with codeine use include constipation,dizziness,drowsiness,nausea,vomiting and stomach discomfort.
Extended usage can result in dependency and tolerance. Sudden discontinuation may trigger withdrawal symptoms, like unease, nervousness, panic episodes, sleep difficulties, tremors and a buzzing sensation in the ears.

Overdosing on Co codamol can lead to effects such as depression of the nervous system, breathing difficulties, extreme drowsiness and in critical situations, unconsciousness or fatality. In case of suspected overdose treatments like activated charcoal and naloxone may be administered. Overdose of paracetamol requires monitoring plasma levels and potentially using N acetylcysteine as an antidote.

The way Codeine works is by imitating the bodys pain relieving chemicals (endorphins) and binding to receptors in the brain to enhance pain tolerance. Paracetamol is believed to function by hindering prostaglandin production in the brain, which aids in pain reduction and body temperature regulation.

Co codamol merges codeines effects with paracetamol for pain relief. It is utilized for to pain management and offers relief for 4 to 6 hours per dosage. While codeine is commonly used for surgery pain control it results in less sedation and respiratory depression compared to morphine.

When taking Co codamol as prescribed it should be consumed with or, without food; however having food may help prevent feelings of lightheadedness.
The usual dose, for adults is one to two tablets every four to six hours with a maximum of eight tablets in 24 hours. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 should follow dosing instructions based on their age and guidance. It is important not to exceed a three day treatment period without seeking advice from a healthcare provider.


Ensure Co codamol is stored in a place away from direct sunlight and kept out of childrens reach.


Co codamol serves as a pain relief option for pain types by combining paracetamol and codeine effects. While beneficial its use requires caution due to side effects, interactions, with medications and the risk of addiction or overdose. Always seek guidance from a healthcare before initiating or discontinuing Co codamol treatment.