Solpadol is one of the strongest pain relief medications available in the UK; it is widely used to treat severe pain. Solpadol contains 2 different types of pain killers, Paracetamol and Codeine Phosphate (Commonly known as Codeine) that work together to help provide very effective relief for severe pain.
What is Solpadol?
Solpadol is a very strong pain relief medication and contains 2 different types of pain relieving ingredients, Paracetamol and Codeine Phosphate. Solpadol belongs to a group of pain relief medications called Opioid analgesics, often referred to as Opiates. Other medicine in this group includes Co-codamol, Codeine and Dihydrocodeine.
Solpadol contains the active ingredient Codeine Phosphate which is classed as an opioid. It falls into this category due to the highly addictive nature that opioids have when used by individuals to supress aches and pains. Solpadol is the branded version of the generic drug Co-codamol and includes exactly the same ingredients and measurements, 30/500mg to be exact. Co-codamol is one of the UK’s most widely prescribed pain killers due to its effectiveness in treating a wide range of painful conditions.
Solpadol is effective in the treatment of common and sometimes painful conditions such as severe headaches and migraines to toothache and period pains. Solpadol 30/500 tablets contain a mixture of 30mg of codeine mixed with 500mg of paracetamol to form an effective treatment to supress pain. This medication is a prescription drug only meaning that a doctor will have to provide you with a prescription in order to purchase this medication.
Paracetamol and codeine work in similar ways when it comes to treating pain. When our body feels an unusual amount of pain, the area being affected will send what is called a “chemical message” to the brain. The brain reacts by registering this message and as soon as the brain registers this, our body will then feel the pain. Codeine and Paracetamol work by supressing/blocking those messages being sent to the brain. As a result our brain is unable to register the pain/discomfort that our body is in which means that we are unable to feel the pain.
Solpadol is also available in its most common from as Co-codamol 30/500mg tablets and is available from medicine direct
Solpadol medicine is available in tablet form in a dosage of 30/500mg, this is broken down into a mixture of 30mg of Codeine and 500mg of Paracetamol.
You can purchase Solpadol in a number of sizes, Medicine Direct sell both 100 and 200 capsules that can be purchased online. Most pain relief medication come in tablet form due to the ease of use when it comes to consuming the tablets. We recommend taking the tablets during or after a meal with a glass of water to help swallow the tablets.
Solpadol Side Effects
Like many Opioid analgesic medication (painkillers) there can be a number of side effects that ake effect once you start your course of Solpadol. There can also be a mixture of common, rarer and more serious side effects that affect different individuals. There is no way of knowing how well an individual will react to the tablets until the tablets have been consumed for a minimum of 3 days, at which point you will have a good idea of how your body has reacted to the tablets.
Common Solpadol side effects are those that have affected more than 1 in 100 people. If you experience any of the more common side effects, this does not mean that you have to stop taking the tablets immediately; however we would recommend informing your doctor of those side effects. If the side effects become more noticeable and increasingly uncomfortable we recommend you to stop taking the medicine immediately.
The most common Solpadol side effects are:
- Drowsiness and dizziness
Serious Solpadol side effects include:
- A skin rash
- Difficulty passing urine
- Changes to your vision or eyesight
- Constant dizziness
- Feeling lethargic and weak
If under any circumstances individuals report any of the more serious side effects, we recommend you to stop taking the tablets immediately. For a full list on the what side effects you can expect when taking solpadol 30/500mg tablets, you should thoroughly read the patient information leaflet located in your box of tablets that will be sent out to you after approval from our doctor.
Solpadol 30/500mg Tablets
This strength of Solpadol medicine is strictly a prescription drug only and is only available from a licensed doctor or pharmacist such as Medicine Direct. The 30/500mg measurement is in relation to the amount of codeine and paracetamol that is present in each tablet. In this case the level of codeine is 30mg and the level of paracetamol is 500mg.
Solpadol tablets usually supress pain for a period between 4-6 hours and the recommended daily Solpadol dosage is 2 tablets every 4 hours. You should always stick to the dosage advice that the doctor has provided, never double up of tablets or take a double dosage if you forget to take a tablet.
The dosage that you are advised to take by the doctor should be stuck to and under no circumstances should this be changed without the doctors knowledge or consultation. The level of dosage that you require depends of the condition and pain that you are in. It is essential to provide our doctor with as much information regarding your symptoms/conditions so that they are able to prescribe you with the correct dosage of Solpadol.
Solpadol should not be used in children or adolescents for pain relief or after minor surgery. Dosages within elderly people will be reduced accordingly.
During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to be, please speak to your doctor before taking Solpadol tablets.
Do not take Solpadol during the last three months of your pregnancy or if you and in labour.
How to buy Solpadol 30/500 Tablets Online
We offer an all inclusive service which means that once you place an order with medicine direct our doctors will then create a prescription for you that will be sent to our pharmacist who will then send your medication directly to you. You will not see your prescription after you place your order as this is automatically sent over to our pharmacist.
To buy solpadol online, all customers are required to answer a few questions that relate to their symptoms and conditions so that our doctors can ensure that you are prescribed the correct dose of treatment.
Other Precautions and Warnings
Solpadol 30/500mg tablets may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do not attempt to drive or work with heaving machinery until you know for sure how this medication affects you.
Please give a minimum of 3 days to determine how your body reacts to this medication.
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