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


  • 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 2
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Acid reflux 1
Bowel problems 1
Constipation 1
Dizziness 1
Inability to swallow 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Dosage Patients
2tablet(s) as needed 2
2 tsp. daily 1
1 g four times daily 1
1 tablet(s) four times daily 1
4 mcg daily 1
6 tablet(s) daily 1
2 mg four times daily 1
2 tablet(s) four times daily 1
60 mg daily 1
20 mg four times daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 12 patients who’ve stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration

Currently taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 13

Stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 4

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
4
24%
A little hard to take
Patients
4
24%
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 Patients
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 2
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine (Co-Dydramol) 1

Patients stopped taking Paracetamol-dihydrocodeine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alendronate (Fosamax) 1
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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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
Last updated:
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