Co-codamol (cocodamol) is a medication painkiller that is made up of two active ingredients – codeine and paracetamol.
What are Co-Codamol Tablets?
They are a popular medication that is prescribed for pain relief. In a nutshell, they are prescribed by a doctor for those who are experiencing pain. They are also called pain medication, and go by the brand names Kapake, Solpadol and Tylex. They are combination of two drugs, paracetamol and codeine. It is a powerful pain medication which requires a prescription.
What is Co-Codamol used for?
It is a pain medication which assists people who need pain relief. It is useful to those who are experiencing above-moderate to extreme pain. If you consistantly in pain, your doctor may prescribe this medication for you. It is also used to relieve pain after surgery.
How is Co-Codamol Typically Prescribed?
Co-codamol is available in different doses. They all contain 500mg of paracetamol (the same as one regular paracetamol tablet or capsule) but the dose of codeine varies and can be 8mg, 15mg or 30 mg. The dose that is right for you will depend on the amount you need to control your pain.
You can buy small packets of the lower dose preparations over the counter. But for larger packets and for the higher doses, you need a prescription from your doctor.