Extra dose of co codamol?
Cait73 · 10/01/2022 22:37
I've had a nasty viral infection for 10 days the worst effect is my throat it's so inflamed I can barely swallow - I'm taking co codamol every 4-6 hours and am aware maximum dose is 8 tablets within a 48 hour period
BUT today has been particularly awful I've been up since 3am and I've literally counted the minutes to the next dose of painkillers
By 10pm I've had 4 doses stretched out from 3am, I'm now really worried how I'm going to get through the night if I can't take another dose ('till 5am when I took my first dose) would it be really awful to have an extra dose as a one off??
Bagelsandbrie · 10/01/2022 22:41
You shouldn’t take more than the max dose, it’s more to do with the paracetamol in it than the codeine really. What dose is it you’re taking? You can get 30/500 prescribed if you need it - if that’s not what you’re taking already. I think you can also take ibuprofen with it as well. But please check that, I may be wrong. Find a 24 hour pharmacy that’s open near you and give them a ring now and ask.
SpookyScarySkeletons · 10/01/2022 22:49
You can't unfortunately at Ely. It's due to the effects the paracetamol has on your liver.
If you can get out tomorrow or get someone else to go out for you go to a chemist and ask for tyrozets. I had literally the worst bout of tonsillitis s couple of years about and these were the only thing that game me some relief. The
SpookyScarySkeletons · 10/01/2022 22:52
[quote Youngatheart00]@SpookyScarySkeletons they’ve discontinued Tyrozets! I was after them when I had covid and the WORST sore throat and the pharmacist said they no longer make them.
OP, Difflam spray is quite good.[/quote]
Omg really?? They were brilliant!
SpookyScarySkeletons · 10/01/2022 22:55
They are available here
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