co-codamol


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co-codamol

compound analgesic agent (codeine phosphate 30 mg; paracetamol 500 mg); see Table 1
Table 1: Analgesic codeine preparations
AgentConstituents
Co-codamol(8/500) 8 mg codeine phosphate; 500 mg paracetamol
(15/500) 15 mg codeine phosphate; 500 mg paracetamol
(30/500) 30 mg codeine phosphate; 500 mg paracetamol
Co-dydramol(10/500) 10 mg dihydrocodeine tartrate; 500 mg paracetamol
Co-proxamol(32.5/325) 32.5 mg dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride; 325 mg paracetamol

Note: co-proxamol withdrawn in UK, due to adverse links to heart failure and respiratory depression

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