Dihydrocodeine 30mg Pills
Dihydrocodeine 30mg Pills. Dihydrocodeine Tablets 30mg are indicated in all painful conditions where an alert patient is desired, eg sciatica, osteon-arthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis of the spine, peripheral vascular disease, post-herpetic neuralgia, Paget’s disease, malignant disease, post-operative pain.
Does dihydrocodeine 30mg contain paracetamol?
The tablets contain either 7.46mg, 10mg, 20mg or 30mg of dihydrocodeine. All co-dydramol tablets also contain 500mg of paracetamol – the same as in a standard paracetamol tablet or capsule. The strength is shown as 2 numbers on the packet. These give the amount of dihydrocodeine followed by the amount of paracetamol.
1) As an analgesic for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Dihydrocodeine Tablets 30mg are indicated in all painful conditions where an alert patient is desired, eg sciatica, osteon-arthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis of the spine, peripheral vascular disease, post-herpetic neuralgia, Paget’s disease, malignant disease, post-operative pain.
Because dihydrocodeine, in the recommended doses, causes little or no respiratory depression, its use in the treatment of post-operative pain may reduce the risk of chest complications. Dihydrocodeine 30mg Pills for sale online USA
4.2 Posology and method of administration
Prior to starting treatment with opioids, a discussion should be held with patients to put in place a strategy for ending treatment with Dihydrocodeine Tablets 30mg in order to minimize the risk of addiction and drug withdrawal syndrome (see section 4.4).
The analgesic effect is not materially enhanced by increasing the dose above that recommended below; in severe cases the interval between doses should be reduced to obtain the requisite analgesic cover.
Adults and children over 12 years: One tablet (30mg) every 4 to 6 hours when necessary after food. Maximum dose in 24 hours 180mg (6 tablets).
Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Elderly: Dosage should be reduced in the elderly. See also sub-section 4.4 Special warnings and special precautions for use.
Method of administration
For oral use.
• Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
• Respiratory depression
• Obstructive airways disease
• Acute alcoholism
• Risk of paralytic ileus
• Head injuries or conditions in which intracranial pressure is raised.
4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use
What are dihydrocodeine 30 mg tablets used for?
Additional support and monitoring may be necessary when prescribing for patients at risk of opioid misuse.
A comprehensive patient history should be taken to document concomitant medications, including over-the-counter medicines and medicines obtained on-line, and past and present medical and psychiatric conditions.
Patients may find that treatment is less effective with chronic use and express a need to increase the dose to obtain the same level of pain control as initially experienced. Patients may also supplement their treatment with additional pain relievers. These could be signs that the patient is developing tolerance. The risks of developing tolerance should be explained to the patient.
Overuse or misuse may result in overdose and/or death. It is important that patients only use medicines that are prescribed for them at the dose they have been prescribed and do not give this medicine to anyone else.
Patients should be closely monitored for signs of misuse, abuse, or addiction.
The clinical need for analgesic treatment should be reviewed regularly.
Drug withdrawal syndrome
Prior to starting treatment with any opioids, a discussion should be held with patients to put in place a withdrawal strategy for ending treatment with Dihydrocodeine Tablets 30mg.
Drug withdrawal syndrome may occur upon abrupt cessation of therapy or dose reduction. When a patient no longer requires therapy, it is advisable to taper the dose gradually to minimize symptoms of withdrawal. Tapering from a high dose may take weeks to months.
The opioid drug withdrawal syndrome is characterized by some or all of the following: restlessness, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, yawning, perspiration, chills, myalgia, mydriasis and palpitations. Other symptoms may also develop including irritability, agitation, anxiety, hyperkinesia, tremor, weakness, insomnia, anorexia, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrheas’, increased blood pressure, increased respiratory rate or heart rate.
The usual dose for adults and children aged 12 years and over is: 30mg tablet – 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours – maximum dose in 24 hours is 6 tablets (180mg) 40mg tablet – 1 or 2 tablets up to 3 times in 24 hours – maximum dose in 24 hours is 6 tablets (240mg)