Brand name: Dafalgan Codeine 30 mg (500 mg paracetamol) by UPSA
Treatment: Mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, toothache, neuralgia, myalgia, pain in trauma, burns
Quantity per pack: 32 x soluble tablets
Price per pill: £1.35
Active Ingredient: Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate/Paracetamol
Dafalgan Codeine tablets are indicated for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain including headache, migraine, toothache, neuralgia, myalgia, pain in trauma, burns. This product contains 30 mg of Codeine and 500 mg of paracetamol. This medicine should not be administered to patients who have previously displayed hypersensitivity to codeine or Dafalgan Codeine. This product is designed and manufactured by French pharmaceutical company UPSA (The Union de pharmacologie scientifique appliquée)
In the event of a head injury or other intracranial lesions, the respiratory depressant effects of codeine and other narcotics may be markedly enhanced. As well as their capacity for elevating cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Narcotics also produce other CNS depressant effects, such as drowsiness, that may further obscure the clinical course of the patients with head injuries.
Codeine or other narcotics may obscure signs on which to judge the diagnosis or clinical course of patients with acute abdominal conditions. Codeine is habit-forming and potentially abusable. Consequently, the extended use of this product is not recommended. It is also recommended that those who tend to have an addictive personality to stay well away from this drug, or consult their doctor or GP on an alternative method of treatment.
Dafalgan Codeine soluble tablets should be prescribed with caution in certain special-risk patients. Such as the elderly or debilitated, and those with:
- severe impairment of renal or hepatic function
- head injuries
- elevated intracranial pressure
- acute abdominal conditions
- urethral stricture
- Addison’s disease
- prostatic hypertrophy
Information for Patients
Codeine may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Any such tasks should be avoided while taking this treatment.
Alcohol and other CNS depressants may produce an additive CNS depression when taken with this combination product, and should be avoided. Codeine can be habit-forming. Patients should take this medicine only for as long as it is has been prescribed, in the amounts prescribed, and no more frequently than prescribed.
In the case of patients with severe hepatic or renal disease, effects of therapy should be monitored with serial liver and/or renal function tests.
This drug may enhance the effects of:
- other narcotic analgesics
- general anaesthetics
- tranquilizers such as chlordiazepoxide, sedative-hypnotics
- CNS depressants, causing increased CNS depression
We have other mild to moderate pain and neuropathic pain treatments to cater for more specific and particular requirements. We have several codeine based products for you to choose from. We have Padéryl 19.5 mg Codeine Sulphate by Laboratories Gerda. There is also Dicodin L.P. 60 mg Dihydrocodeine by Mundi Pharma.
Tramadol is also a very commonly used treatment for various pain types. We have Pengesic Tramadol HCI 50 mg Capsules by Hovid Bhd. Also there is Tramadol-F HCI 100 mg Capsules manufactured by Chea Chamnan Laboratoire Co., Ltd. Tramadol Pangesic HCI 100 mg Tablets by Hovid Bhd.