What is Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Co-Dydramol, Paramol

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Generic Name: Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Severe
5
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
6

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Hospitalization
Patients
1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine)
Dosage
2tablet(s) as needed
Patients
4
Dosage
500 mg daily
Patients
4
Dosage
500mg as needed
Patients
3
Dosage
8tablet(s) as needed
Patients
2
Dosage
4 tablet(s) daily
Patients
2
Dosage
10 mg daily
Patients
2
Dosage
60mg as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
500 mg all the time (24/7)
Patients
1
Dosage
2mg as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
100mg as needed
Patients
1

Dosages based on patients currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
7
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
4
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
3
Reason
Other
Patients
1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 12 patients who’ve stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration

Currently Taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
9
Stopped Taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3

Adherence


Always
Patients
10
59%
Usually
Patients
5
29%
Sometimes
Patients
2
12%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
6%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
18%
A little hard to take
Patients
5
29%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
8
47%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
7
41%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
59%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine after stopping:
Treatment name(s)
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3, Co-codamol, Solpadol…)
Patients
2
Treatment name(s)
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel, Voltaren, Diclofenac Sodium PR…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine (Co-Dydramol, Paramol)
Patients
1
Patients stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine and switched to:
Treatment name(s)
Tramadol (Ultram, Tramadol ER, Ultram ER…)
Patients
3
Treatment name(s)
Alendronate (Fosamax, Alendro Once Weekly, Fostolin…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep, Trepiline…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Codeine (Codeine Contin, Bisoltus, Methylmorphine)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic, Duragesic-50, Watson Fentanyl Patch…)
Patients
1

See all 7 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

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:M47y
FM:4y 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:F52y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:3y 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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