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It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular if Codeine/Paracetamol is taken at high doses; sedation; shortness of breath; skin.
Before a medicine is granted a licence so that it can be made available in the United Kingdom, it must pass strict tests and checks to ensure that it is acceptably safe and effective. All effective medicines however, can cause side effects. This medicine is also available as: Co-codamol 8mg/500mg tablets Co-codamol 30mg/500mg tablets Co-codamol 30mg/500mg capsules Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets Co-codamol 8mg/500mg effervescent tablets Co-codamol 15mg/500mg effervescent tablets sugar free Co-codamol 15mg/500mg capsules This medicine is also used for: Dysmenorrhoea Fever (high temperature) Menstrual disorders Menstrual problems Migraine Headache Pain (severe) Rheumatic conditions (other) Share: Save: Print:
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Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
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Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to l your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call 111.
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