What Are the Side Effects of Co-Codamol?
The painkiller buy co-codamol uk contains the medicines codeine phosphate and paracetamol. It works by stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain and it makes people feel less pain. It’s a prescription-only medicine and you can buy it in pharmacies. It’s available as tablets or capsules and it must be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It’s not suitable for children under 12 years.
Like all medicines, it can cause side effects although not everyone gets them. The most common are headache, dizziness and drowsiness. They normally wear off as your child gets used to the medicine. The other possible side effect is constipation and this can be relieved by eating plenty of high-fiber foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals and drinking several glasses of water or other liquid each day. In very rare cases it can cause a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) which may need to be treated in the hospital. The leaflet inside the medicine packet has a full list of all the side effects that can happen.
The Risk of Co-Codamol Abuse in Adolescents
Co-codamol should not be taken with any other medicines, including herbal and natural remedies unless your doctor says it’s safe. It can increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness and confusion from some medicines such as sedatives (benzodiazepines) used to treat anxiety or other mental illnesses and antidepressants. It can also affect the blood pressure-lowering effects of drugs such as statins.
Children under 18 are at a higher risk of becoming addicted to the codeine in this medicine, even when it’s only used occasionally. Withdrawal from this medicine can be painful and requires medical supervision.