What can you not take with dihydrocodeine?
It’s safe to take dihydrocodeine with paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin (do not give aspirin to children under 16 years of age). Do not take dihydrocodeine with painkillers that contain codeine. You will be more likely to get side effects.
Is dihydrocodeine weaker than codeine?
Weak opioids Dihydrocodeine tartrate has an analgesic efficacy similar to that of codeine phosphate. Higher doses may provide some additional pain relief but this may be at the cost of more nausea and vomiting.
What are 3 drug interactions?
Drug interactions can be categorised into 3 groups: Interactions of drugs with other drugs (drug-drug interactions), Drugs with food (drug-food interactions) Drug with disease condition (drug-disease interactions).
Is dihydrocodeine same as co Codamol?
Paracetamol is commonly combined with codeine as a single tablet containing both medications, called co-codamol. When paracetamol is combined with dihydrocodeine as a single tablet it is called co-dydramol.
What medicines should not be taken with co Codamol?
Taking co-codamol with other painkillers It’s safe to take co-codamol with ibuprofen and aspirin. Do not take co-codamol with paracetamol, or other medicines that contain paracetamol. Co-codamol already contains paracetamol so you could be at risk of paracetamol overdose.
Are there any side effects to taking dihydrocodeine?
Some of the typical physical side effects include upset stomach, nausea, drowsiness, headache, constipation, difficulty urinating, decreased breathing, skin rash, itchy skin, etc. As far as psychological effects or effects that impact a person’s mental state, there are not nearly as many side effects of dihydrocodeine.
What are the interactions between dihydrocodeine and alcohol?
Alcohol (beverage) Both dihydrocodeine and alcohol (beverage) can have CNS depressant effects, which might affect the ability to perform skilled tasks (see ‘Drugs and Driving’ in Guidance on Prescribing).
How are codeine and dihydrocodeine changed in the body?
Codeine and dihydrocodeine are changed into strong opioid drugs ( morphine or dihydromorphine) in your body. In some people this happens faster and more completely than usual, which increases the risk of very serious side effects.
What happens when you mix tramadol with dihydrocodeine?
Tramadol and dihydrocodeine interactions are an example of a mixture containing more than one opioid medication. Tramadol activates opioid receptors in the same way that opioids do, so mixing the two is like doubling the dose of dihydrocodeine. How Does Dihydrocodeine Addiction Begin?