dihydrocodeine 30mg online
dihydrocodeine 30mg online is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic prescribed for pain or severe dyspnea, or as an antitussive, either alone or compounded with paracetamol (acetaminophen) (as in co-dydramol) or aspirin. It was developed in Germany in 1908 and first marketed in 1911.
When is Dihydrocodeine used?
Dihydrocodeine is often used when other pain relievers (for example Paracetamol or Ibuprofen) are not effective or cannot be taken.
This product is used to treat pain such as:
- Dental pain
- Muscular pain
- Menstrual pain
- Nerve pain
- Joint pain
- Chronic rheumatoid arthritis
- Arthritis of the spine
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Pain caused by serious illness
- Pain caused by the flu
Dihydrocodeine works rapidly, usually in less than 30 minutes and can provide pain relief for up to 4 hours. This medicine reaches its average peak effectiveness within 2 hours of taking it. It is also used to treat post-operative pain as well as the pain and illnesses listed above. Another common use of dihydrocodeine is as a cough suppressant to treat persistent coughs. Dihydrocodeine is also used to treat severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) which is a feeling of tightening in the chest and the inability to breathe properly. However, it must not be used in an asthma attack.
How do you use Dihydrocodeine?
Dihydrocodeine is available in tablets, capsules or as an oral solution. There is a slow-release version of the tablets. The tablets or capsules should be taken with or after food to avoid stomach problems. They should be swallowed whole. The oral solution is mixed with water in a dosage beaker and should be drunk immediately it has been made. You should follow the advice of your doctor when taking dihydrocodeine to ensure you take the correct dosage.
What dosages are there?
The standard form of dihydrocodeine comes in a 30mg tablet form. The common dosage is one 30mg tablet every 4-6 hours for adults. No more than 8 tablets should be taken in a 24 hour period. It is essential you follow the advice of your doctor when taking this medicine as the dosage may be different for your individual situation. The dose you should take will depend on your height and weight, age and metabolism.
This medicine is not suitable for children under 4 years of age. For children aged 4-12 years and teenagers, the dosage advice of a doctor must be followed. The elderly should also follow the dosage advice of their doctor as the standard dose may be reduced.
When stopping this medication, you should also take the advice of your doctor as it may be necessary to gradually reduce the dosage. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms may occur. There is a risk of painkiller addition when taking dihydrocodeine for a long period of time and this can be a serious problem. Therefore, you should always liaise with your doctor when taking this medicine.
What are the side effects of dihydrocodeine?
Dihydrocodeine may have certain side effects, as with all medicines. If you experience any of the following you should stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor. If the effects are severe you should contact your doctor immediately.
- Breathing difficulties
- Stomach ache
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty concentrating
These are the most common side effects of taking dihydrocodeine – please refer to the product leaflet for further side effects. Taking this medicine long-term can cause constipation due to the slowing down of peristalsis (muscle contractions) in the digestive tract. This is known as opioid-induced constipation (OIC). According to research, between 21 and 90% of people taking opioid medication experience constipation.