Dihydrocodeine 30mg

Dihydrocodeine 30mg


Buy Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets  Online UK is an opiate painkiller. It is prescribed for severe pain or pain that has not responded to other pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. You may be prescribed dihydrocodeine following a serious injury or after an operation.

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  • Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets  Online is an opiate painkiller
  • It is used for moderate to severe pain
  • Dihydrocodeine can be mixed with paracetamol in certain preparations such as co-dydramol
  • Both short acting and sustained release dihydrocodeine is available
  • Dihydrocodeine is sometimes known by its trade names DHC Continus and DF118 Forte
  • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.

Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic form of opioid pain relief. It works by blocking the signals that are sent from the area of pain to the brain. This means that your sensation of the pain is either reduced or eliminated.

Dihydrocodeine does not treat the cause of the pain, but it may help you to feel more comfortable whilst recovering from an injury or operation.

Minimising pain is helpful for recovery. If you are able to mobilise then your risk of a post-operative blood clot will be reduced. You may also be able to cough more comfortably to prevent a chest infection after an operation.Buy Dihydrocodeine 30mg Online

  • Dihydrocodeine is an opiate painkiller and a Class B controlled drug (BNF, 2023). It is a controlled substance currently controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation including both the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, in the United Kingdom (GOV.UK, 2022).
  • It is used for acute moderate pain to severe pain
  • Dihydrocodeine can be mixed with paracetamol in certain preparations such as co-dydramol
  • Both short acting and sustained release dihydrocodeine is available
  • Dihydrocodeine is a opioid medicine that is sometimes known by its trade names DHC Continus and DF118 Forte dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets
  • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of adverse effects and cautions.

    Dihydrocodeine Tablets

    Dihydrocodeine is available as a tablet or liquid. The tablets should be swallowed with water.

    It is advisable to take dihydrocodeine with a meal or snack, as this may reduce the risk of side effects including nausea or vomiting.dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets

    Dihydrocodeine 30mg

    A common dose of standard release dihydrocodeine is 30mg taken every 4 to 6 hours. The maximum dose across 24 hours is 180mg. Standard dihydrocodeine takes around two hours to begin working fully.

    Slow release tablets are also available. The dose of dihydrocodeine begins working more slowly, but has a longer pain-relieving effect. This means the tablets can be taken less frequently. The usual dose of slow release dihydrocodeine is 60mg to 120mg taken twice a day.

    Key facts

    • Standard dihydrocodeine tablets take between 1 and a half and 2 hours to work fully. Slow-release tablets may take longer to work but they last longer.
    • It’s possible to become addicted to dihydrocodeine, but your doctor will explain how to reduce the risks of becoming addicted.
    • If you need to take dihydrocodeine for more than a few weeks, your treatment plan may include details of how and when to stop taking this medicine.
    • The most common side effects are feeling or being sick, feeling drowsy, and constipation.

      Who may not be able to take dihydrocodeine

      Dihydrocodeine is not suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, tell a pharmacist or doctor before taking the medicine if you:

      • have ever had an allergic reaction to dihydrocodeine or any other medicine
      • have any stomach problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn’s disease, or if you’re taking medicines for these conditions
      • have lung problems, asthma, breathing difficulties or allergies
      • have a head injury or a condition that causes seizures or fits
      • have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
      • have an addiction to alcohol
      • have liver or kidney problems
      • have myasthenia gravis, a rare illness that causes muscle weakness
      • are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant or are breastfeeding
      • are under 18 years and have had your tonsils or adenoids taken out to treat obstructive sleep apnoea
      • have a rare condition causing problems with galactose intolerance

        Dihydrocodeine and pregnancy

        Dihydrocodeine can be taken during pregnancy. However, other medicines such as paracetamol may be better and it’s best to try them first.

        If you take dihydrocodeine towards the end of pregnancy, your baby might have withdrawal symptoms after they’re born. If this happens, your baby may need extra time in hospital for observation.

        It is important to treat pain in pregnancy. If you have severe pain, dihydrocodeine might sometimes be the best option. Your doctor can help you decide what’s right for you and your baby.

        Dihydrocodeine and breastfeeding

        If your doctor or health visitor says your baby is healthy, you can take dihydrocodeine while breastfeeding. There may be other painkillers that are better to use while breastfeeding, but your doctor will help you decide.

        It is not known how much dihydrocodeine gets into breast milk, but it is likely to be a small amount. It is better to take low doses and to only use it for a short time. This reduces the risk of your baby getting side effects.

        Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, health visitor or midwife as soon as possible if you have any concerns about your baby, including if your baby:

        • is not feeding as well as usual
        • has constipation

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