What is Dihydrocodeine Tablet?
This medicine is used to relieve pain and is used as an opiate painkiller. It works when weaker painkillers such as Panadol or paracetamol stops working, and there is a need for a strong painkiller. Most often, it is used after an injury or operation to reduce pain. It is prescribed medicine, and no one should take it without a prescription. It is a standard and slow-release tablet. In the hospital, doctors inject it under the skin or into muscle. Sometimes, it is mixed with paracetamol to reduce the sensation of pain immediately. It takes 1 to 2 hours to work thoroughly and stop pain signals traveling to the brain.
How To Take Dihydrocodeine Tablet?
It is necessary to take dihydrocodeine as per the doctor’s prescription. Swallow this tablet with water after a meal or snack. The dosage requirement is up to the medical condition of the patient. However, the usual quantity of dose for adults is one tablet in 4 to 6 hours. The maximum dose is six tablets in 24 hours. Do not take two doses at once, in case if you missed any dose. It can be used with other painkillers such as asprin ibrufen, or paracetamol. Never combine this drug with any other painkiller which has codeine in it.
Side Effects And Risks Of Dihydrocodeine Tablet?
Users report very few side effects. However, some common side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation, dizziness or drowsiness, etc. some severe side effects are tiredness, low blood pressure, and muscle stiffness. It can cause a severe allergic reaction if you are allergic to codeine. If you feel sleepy after taking this medicine, there is nothing to worry about, and it will go away with time. It can cause addiction, which might cause any harm to the body. Hence, do not take more than the required quantity of dose.
Precautions Before Taking Dihydrocodeine?
As this is prescribed medicine, so it must not be used without consulting a doctor. It can cause a severe allergic reaction if you are allergic to codeine. So please inform your doctor about it before taking this medicine. Please do not take more than the prescribed quantity of dose as it can cause addiction (which is quite harmful). It is not recommended to use this medicine in pregnancy as it can cause withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby. If you are breastfeeding, a small amount of this medicine passes into milk, which can cause breathing problems in the baby.