co-proxamol


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Co-proxamol

A brand name for a painkilling mixture of PARACETAMOL and DEXTROPROPOXYPHENE. Also known as Distalgesic.

co-proxamol

dextropropoxyphene 32.5 mg and paracetamol 325 mg; very effective analgesic drug now withdrawn from use in the UK due to overdose risk
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I also said it was unlikely that a man of his great scientific knowledge would have chosen such uncertain methods as these to kill himself - a pruning knife and co-proxamol tablets.
Pathologist Mark Lord found in a post mortem examination that Mr Williams had taken an overdose of the painkilling tablets co-proxamol, and alcohol.
Dr Kelly had also taken an overdose of co-proxamol tablets.
He also found the scientist took an overdose of co-proxamol tablets - a painkiller commonly used for arthritis - and that he was suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition.
But Michael Powers QC, a former assistant coroner, said the cuts would not have caused him to bleed to death, and that there was only a nor-r mal dose of co-proxamol present in Dr Kelly's body.
A gradual phase-out of co-proxamol led to 350 fewer suicides and accidental deaths in England and Wales, a study in the British Medical Journal reports.
Systematic overview of co-proxamol to assess analgesic effects of addition of dextropropoxyphene to paracetamol.
Coroner Phillip Walters recorded a verdict of accidental death, stating the cause of death as an overdose of Co-Proxamol medication.
QI WAS treated with co-proxamol for years for back pain but now it has been taken off the market because of safety issues.
QWHY is my GP stopping my co-proxamol painkillers, which I use for my hip arthritis, and what can I use instead?
Co-proxamol is associated with between 300 and 400 accidental and intentional fatal overdoses each year in the UK.
Co-proxamol is linked to between 300 and 400 intentional and accidental fatal overdoses each year in the UK.