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She said some countries only permitted codeine to be used on prescription, and predicted that might happen here if misuse of these products continued.
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MHRA director of vigilance and risk management of medicines Dr June Raine said codeine and dihydrocodeine were safe and effective medicines if taken correctly.
'Anyone who has concerns should speak to their pharmacist or a doctor.'.
'Use for three days only': Clear and 'prominently positioned' warnings will now be applied to medicines including Nurofen Plus and Solpadeine.
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John Turk, chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association, representing pharmacy owners, said 'The warning ‘can cause addiction’, which will be displayed on the front of packs, should prompt consumers to talk to their pharmacist about what course of action would be most suitable for them and to heed advice given by pharmacists and their staff about how these medicines can be used safely.' Co-codamol Codis 500 Cuprofen Plus Feminax Migraleve Pink Migraleve Yellow Nurofen Plus Panadol Ultra.
The MHRA, yesterday (thurs) issued the updated advice for those taking medicines containing codeine and dihydrocodeine, which are opiates related to heroin and morphine.
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New advertising will no longer state that the drugs are remedies for coughs and colds and it will be targeted towards acute and moderate pain.
The MPs recommended these painkillers be sold in smaller packets of just 18 tablets after hearing evidence from an online support group fielding 16,000 requests for help for addiction every year.
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By Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail and Tamara Cohen for the Daily Mail Updated: 10:57 GMT, 4 September 2009 57 View comments.
Over-the-counter painkillers taken by millions of people can become addictive within just three days, the Government's watchdog last night warned.
Some people were taking up to 70 pills a day, putting themselves at risk of serious complications such as bleeding stomach, liver problems, gallstones and depression.
Official figures show that more than 30,000 consumers have become addicted to the drugs, many accidentally, with women most at risk of developing an addiction.
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Over the counter: Restrictions will now be applied to medicines containing codeine after it emerged they can become addictive within just three days.
New restrictions will now be applied to medicines containing codeine, including Nurofen Plus and Solpadeine, that are sold over the counter and are routinely used to ease headaches, back problems and period pain.
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Clear and 'prominently positioned' warnings will be put on the front of packs and accompanying patient information leaflets, stating: 'Can cause addiction.