Dihydrocodeine is a strong and effective pain killer often used to treat moderate to severe pain for conditions such as Sciatica (nerve pain of the leg and back), joint and bone pain and even rheumatoid arthritis. Dihydrocodeine is also prescribed to control pain after surgery.

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Dihydrocodeine 30mg

Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets are only available with a prescription from a doctor or pharmacist. This medication can be purchased online from Medicine Direct however all customers are required to complete an online health check questionnaire so that our Doctor is able to ensure that you are suitable for this type of medication. Dihydrocodeine tablets are available in a number of different strengths from 30mg (available from Medicine Direct) and 60mg.

Dihydrocodeine is a common form of pain relief medication that is widely used to treat conditions that can be very painful. It contains the active ingredient Dihydrocodeine tartrate and belongs to a group of medicines called Analgesics (pain killers). Other medications that belong to the analgesic group include Co-codamol, Codeine and Co-dydramol.

Dihydrocodeine 30mg strength tablets are very effective in the treatment of common and painful symptoms such as Sciatica (nerve pain of the leg and back), joint and bone pain and even Rheumatoid Arthritis. This medication can also be prescribed to patients recovering from surgery because of the powerful and effective pain relief that it can offer.

As a type of opioid medication (often called opiates) Dihydrocodeine works by binding to tiny little nerves in our central nervous system. These nerves are what cause the human body to feel pain by passing a “chemical message” to the brain to let it know that our body is in some sort of pain or discomfort. Once Dihydrocodeine is able to bind to these tiny nerves in our body, this changes the way the human body feels and acts towards pain which is why this medication is used in cases of severe pain.

The main active ingredient found in this medication is called Dihydrocodeine Tartrate and is also available in many different dosages. Typically the most widely prescribed Dihydrocodeine dose is 30mg, which means that each individual tablet includes 30mg of the active pain killing ingredient. Dihydrocodeine can be taken on its own or as a mixture with other painkillers such as paracetamol.

Codeine vs Dihydrocodeine, what is the difference?

Codeine Phosphate (more commonly known as Codeine) and Dihydrocodeine both belong to the same group of medicines, Opiates. They are called opiates as they both offer effective pain relief in a very similar way. Codeine and Dihydrocodeine are slightly different in the way that they are used to treat different conditions. Codeine is more widely used to treat more common painful symptoms such as, painful dry coughs and diarrhoea, whereas Dihydrocodeine is a stronger pain killer and is therefore used to treat more serious and painful symptoms such as nerve damage and even arthritis.

Both Codeine and Dihydrocodeine can be taken by themselves or combined with other pain killers such as paracetamol. Both are sold either in their individual form, containing just their main active ingredients, or with a mixture of paracetamol.

When codeine and dihydrocodeine are mixed with paracetamol, they both become different medications, Co-codamol and Co-dydramol respectively.

Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets are twice as strong as Codeine which is why it is used to treat individuals that are experiencing a severe level of pain, unlike codeine which is more effective when treating mild-moderate pain and more common conditions.

Both medicines work in a similar way when it comes to providing effective pain relief, by changing the way that the body feels/registers pain by suppressing the chemical messages that our body passes to the brain when it feels pain/discomfort.

You can buy Codeine 30mg tablets online at Medicine Direct by using our online Doctor service.

How to Buy Dihydrocodeine Online?

Dihydrocodeine is a prescription only medication which means that our team of doctors will create a prescription for you and send this directly to our pharmacist who will then send the medication directly to you. When you buy Dihydrocodeine online at Medicine Direct you are required to answer a few questions, these questions will help our doctors determine if the medication is suitable for you. If our doctor feels that you should be prescribed Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets, they will then create a prescription for you and send this to our pharmacy that will then send you the medication directly.

When you buy dihydrocodeine online through Medicine Direct or any other medication to be exact, the whole process is automated, so you will never see your prescription as this is automatically sent to our pharmacist who will then send you the medication you require.

If our doctor feels that this may not be the most suitable medication for you, he/she may recommend other medication that may be better suited to your condition/symptoms.

Dihydrocodeine Side Effects

As with all pain relief medications there can be a variety of side effects that can be experienced. Some side effects are much more common than others, Common side effects are those that effect more than 1 in 100 people and the more serious but rarer side effects are those that effect less than 1 in 100 people.

The most common Dihydrocodeine side effects are:

  • Sickness
  • Stomach ache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache

Individuals taking Dihydrocodeine tablets can still take their daily dose when experiencing the above side effects. However we recommend notifying your Doctor/Pharmacist if the side effects become more noticeable.

Dihydrocodeine Dosage

Dihydrocodeine is available in a number of doses, from 30mg, 60mg and 120mg. The most commonly prescribed dosage are dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets that are used to treat severe pain and symptoms.

All doses of this medication require a prescription and will be under strict guidance from a doctor. Follow the recommended daily dosage given to you by one of our doctors, it is important to never take a double dose of these tablets if the medication fails to provide effective treatment for your pain. This medication is not recommended for children and dosages for elderly patients will be reduced accordingly.

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