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Note: co-proxamol withdrawn in UK, due to adverse links to heart failure and respiratory depression

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A CORONER has recorded a conclusion of accidental death after a 20-year-old woman died when she took too much cocodamol in an attempt to ease her arthritis pain.
The lost prescription drugs consist of: Amlodipin, Atenolol, Atorvastatin, Clopidogrel, Cocodamol, Duloxetine, Gyceryl Trinitrate spray, Lansoprazole, Omacor, Perindopril, Erbumine, Pregabalin, Tiotropium inhaler, Tramadol, Ventolin and Zopiclone.
In one example, the record for one person's cocodamol suggested they should have 139 tablets left but only 116 remained.
Among other things, I will now be looking out for any signs of unusually small pupils in patients taking Cocodamol indicating a potential for over use and subsequent overdosing on paracetamol in the future.
And medicines like cocodamol shouldn't be taken with others, such as paracetamol, as both contain paracetamol which in turn can cause an over-dose and at worse prove fatal.
IAN Huntley faked a suicide bid by telling prison staff he had taken 50 Cocodamol pills.
It was first feared the kids' mystery powder may have contained a mixture of crushed paracetamol tablets, the painkiller cocodamol and white flour.
LOST MEDICATION A WARNING has been issued after a quantity of Cocodamol tablets were lost in south Liverpool.
Her general health was good and the only medication she was taking was cocodamol for hip problems.