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taing dihydrocodeine as well as co codamol?

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Yorkiegirl Mon 24-Sep-07 17:25:59

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RubyRioja Mon 24-Sep-07 17:28:33

I would have thought not as both contain paracetamol (I think).

NappiesGalore Mon 24-Sep-07 17:31:19

ooh yorkie id doublecheck that if i were you. that doesnt sound right.

Yorkiegirl Mon 24-Sep-07 17:31:27

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saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 24-Sep-07 17:32:12

Codeine in both Yorkie. It can make you sick/constipated and is an opiate. I'd check it.

FioFio Mon 24-Sep-07 17:32:47

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FioFio Mon 24-Sep-07 17:33:06

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madamy Mon 24-Sep-07 17:34:43

What's the co-codamol strength? Is it 8mg codeine/500 paracetamol or 30mg codeine/500 paracetamol. If the former, then you should be fine with dihydrocodeine too, if the stronger ones, I would check with pharmacist - nhs direct have pharmacist advice

Yorkiegirl Mon 24-Sep-07 17:38:10

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nailpolish Mon 24-Sep-07 17:40:47

yorkie you couild call nhs direct

Yorkiegirl Mon 24-Sep-07 18:00:11

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macdoodle Mon 24-Sep-07 18:03:00

It is ok not exactly standard but if you can't take anti inflammatories may be indicated - beware all the codeine may make you constipated/nauseaus...

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