What is Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Co-Dydramol Paramol

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The combination of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and dihydrocodeine is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 31 21
Fibromyalgia 10 11
Muscle and joint pain 10 4
Back pain from nerve damage 7 13
Migraine headaches 3 1
Back pain 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 4
Mild 7
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Side effect Patients
Constipation 2
Dizziness 2
Headaches 2
Stomach pain 2
Acid reflux 1
Bowel problems 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Dosage Patients
500mg as needed 2
1 tablet(s) four times daily 1
4 tablet(s) daily 1
2 tablet(s) four times daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1
500 mg daily 1
500 mg three times daily 1
8tablet(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 5
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 14
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 16
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 2

Patients stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 3
Alendronate (Fosamax) 1
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

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NOMOREPAIN911
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NOMOREPAIN911
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M48y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See NOMOREPAIN911's full Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine history

Apr 23, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in belly and not able to swollow, Stomach pain, Inability to swallow)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: was not able to swollow very well ...so changed it to caps

  • 0 helpful marks
poshbird
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poshbird
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See poshbird's full Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine history

May 9, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: it only helped slightly so dr advised me to come off it
Side effects: Headaches

May 1, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: co-dydramol does not seem to be working that well at the moment
Side effects: Headaches

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