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How To Take Co-codamol and What Is Its Correct Dosage?

Read on to find out the correct dosage before heading out to buy Co-codamol.  Also, know how long you can use these painkillers.

How to take Co-codamol?

  • You can take Co-codamol with or without food.
  • This medicine is available in tablets, capsules, and caplets, which need to be swallowed with a glass of water.
  • So, whether you are taking the soluble form or the effervescent tablets make sure you dissolve the medicine in a small glass of water before you consume it. 

Recommended Dosage of Co-codamol?

  • People who are 18 years or above can take one or two tablets in every four to six hours as required to get relieved from moderate or severe pain. You are suggested not to take more than 8 Co-codamol tablets in a day.
  • Kids who between 12 years to 18 years are suggested to consume 1 or 2 tablets in every six hours. 

Please Note: Never take Co-codamol more than the recommended dosage. 

How long can you take Co-codamol medicine for?

Do not buy Co-codamol in order to consume it for longer than prescripted by your physician. Also, consuming codeine regularly for a long time can lead you to addiction along with the withdrawal symptoms when you symptoms when stop consuming it.

  • if you are consuming the medicine without a prescription then make sure that you don’t consume it for more than 3 days. 

What happens if take too much co-codamol?

  • As we all know that overdose of every medicine especially paracetamol is very harmful and it may cause you some very serious damage to your organs like liver and kidneys. Also, an overdose of codeine is also very dangerous which can lead you to several breathing problems.
  • Make sure that you do not exceed the recommended dosage of the medicine. Do take an immediate advice from your doctor in case of overdose or any other issues like allergies and more. Always consider going to an accident and emergency department if you don’t feel comfortable and do not forget to take the packet of Co-codamol with you.
  • Consumption of alcohol increases the risk of the liver problem that also occurs if an overdose of paracetamol is taken. Additionally, the harmful effects of the paracetamol overdose are much greater in people with heavy drinking addictions or with an alcoholic liver disease.

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