Panadeine

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Panadeine

A brand name for a mixture of PARACETAMOL and CODEINE.
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"I had to go to the hospital and because of the pain, they prescribed me co-codamol.
Co-codamol contains Codeine, a weak opiod that can lead to addiction if taken regularly for a long period.
Even before opioid prescription caused an epidemic of overdose and deaths, Jakobson Ramin was alarmed by the way physicians doled out addictive painkillers, starting with co-codamol, which is a combination of acetaminophen and paracetamol, and is often a "starter drug", leading to much stronger extended-release opioids that are even more dangerous.
Incidentally, all the culprits are males who were also found with Pentazocine 111gms, Amitriptyline 74.6gms, Cough syrup with Codeine 35.85gms, Rohypnol 235.6gms, pentobarbital 16.4gms and, co-codamol 193.5gms.
The factory worker had been given Co-codamol by his doctor for his backache and at the time had expressed concern to her about the amount of painkillers he was taking.
Out of this sample, all patients who were prescribed any of the following analgesics: paracetamol, diclofenac, celecoxib, tramadol, amitriptyline, gabapentin, and co-codamol for a minimum period of three consecutive months were identified using the pharmacy records.
The next step is treatments such as co-codamol. This can be bought as a low dose (each tablet containing 8mg of codeine and 500mg paracetamol) over-the-counter or higher doses on prescription.
AT the height of his addiction to painkillers, former soldier Tom Hurst was taking 30 co-codamol tablets every day.
Some such as 200mg ibuprofen and 8/500 co-codamol are available over-the counter (OTC) in limited quantities from pharmacies, whilst larger quantities of both fall into the realms of prescription-only medications (POM) as do stronger variants such as 15/500 and 30/500 co-codamol.
The former X Factor star revealed that she was at the lowest ebb when she realized that she was to be charged with conspiracy to supply drugs and popped in 11 co-codamol, along with a bottle of vodka to end her life, the Mirror reported.