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Co-codamol: The risks of the over-the-counter painkiller – ‘Do not increase the dose’

The NHS has warned specifically about taking too much co-codamol, described as “harmful” and “dangerous” if used to excess. It can be bought in pharmacies – without a prescription – although doctors will recommend higher doses for more serious conditions. The fact it is made from paracetamol and codeine can make it addictive as well […]

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Co-codamol tablets recalled: Users asked to check packaging after safety concerns

Batch number 1K10121 of a co-codamol painkiller is being recalled for safety concerns as they potentially have too little or too much of the active ingredients – codeine phosphate and paracetamol. Having too little of the ingredients causes the painkillers not to work as they should do. In addition, the lucky dip of pills may contain […]