What is Codeine Phosphate?
Buy Codeine Phosphate 30mg is an opioid pain reliever that is also referred to as an analgesic. Analgesics are medications which relieve or stop pain by increasing the pain threshold and blocking a user’s emotional response to pain. This eliminates the discomfort caused by pain. This is done without disturbing consciousness (inducing sleep) or changing other sensory modalities.
Codeine tablets are also used in tuberculosis treatments and insomnia caused by incessant coughing. This medication has been used for decades to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain which cannot be treated by using other analgesics like ibuprofen alone. This medication was originally approved by the FDA in 1950 and has since been the go-to treatment for millions of people. The active ingredient is codeine phosphate hemihydrate, which is the main reason for its efficacy. According to dosages the tablet contains various amounts of the active ingredient (15mg, 30mg or 60mg).Codeine phosphate is used for:
- The relief of mild to moderate pain. This includes post op pain, pain which is associated with terminal illness, coughs and headaches.
- The relief of symptoms that come withdiarrhoea. This does not include diarrhoea caused by poisoning.
How to use Codeine
Codeine is administered orally in tablet form in patients over the age of 12. The exact dosage should be prescribed by your GP or pharmacist. Take Codeine with water, with or just after food so as to alleviate any nausea.
For moderate to severe pain
Adults should take the lowest effective dose up to 4 times a day at intervals no less than 6 hours, ensuring the daily dose does not exceed 240mg. The duration of treatment should be kept to three days, unless otherwise advised by a GP.
For children aged 12 to 18 years, the recommended dose is between 30 – 60mg every 6 hours, up to a maximum dose of 240mg per day. The dose should be based on the body weight of the patient, at 0.5-1mg per kg.
For dry or painful coughs
In adults, the recommended dose is 15-30mg, 3 to 4 times a day. This dose should be reduced for elderly patients and is not recommended for children.
For adults, the recommended dose is 30mg, 3 to 4 times a day. This dose should be reduced for elderly patients and is not recommended for children.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take that dose instead but never take two doses at the same time to make up for a forgotten one.
What are the side effects of Codeine?
Common side effects of Codeine include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Confusion, dizziness or vertigo
- Dry mouth
Inform your GP or health care provider immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Difficulty breathing or shallow breathing
- Muscle stiffness
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat
- Itchy, red, blistered or peeling skin
- Symptoms of low blood pressure, including feeling tired or dizzy
If you experience seizures (fit), go to A&E immediately.
If you experience prolonged side effects that do not subside over consistent use of the medication, or you are concerned about any side effects you are experiencing, contact your GP for advice.
Codeine should not be taken with alcohol as this can increase the likelihood of experiencing side effects, particularly tiredness and impact to breathing.Buy Codeine Phosphate 30mg, 60mg Online
It may be an offence to drive while being treated with codeine, as the medication can cause sleepiness, drowsiness and the inability to concentrate. If you have blurred vision, don’t feel able to make decisions properly or experience any side effects related to drowsiness or tiredness, you should avoid driving until these side effects subside.
Before taking Codeine, inform your GP of your medical history. In particular, if you have experience of hypersensitivity to other opioid analgesics, kidney or liver disease, severe hepatic dysfunction, lung problems, seizures, head injuries, acute alcoholism, low blood pressure, symptoms of ulcerative colitis and respiratory problems, including asthma.
Codeine tablets should not be taken post-operatively by children aged 12-18 years who have had surgery to remove their tonsils or adenoids for obstructive sleep apnoea, as this can be fatal.
You should also inform your GP or pharmacist of any medication you are currently taking, including anaesthetics, antidepressants, blood pressure medication, antihistamines, ulcer-healing medication, antiviral medication such as those for HIV or AIDS, hypnotics and any herbal remedies or supplements, as these can affect the efficiency of the drug and how your body reacts to the codeine.
Codeine should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as opioid analgesics may lead to gastric stasis during labour which can increase the risk of inhalation pneumonia in the mother.
Can I buy Codeine 30mg online?
Codeine can be purchased online with a prescription from a registered doctor. You can use our online doctor service to request your prescription via a medical questionnaire which will be reviewed by a qualified GP and issued to you if you’re deemed suitable for the medication. This will usually be dispatched within 24 hours of ordering.