Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
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Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets review: 26 facts and highlights

1. ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
0mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg

2. Targets toothaches

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
58% have it

3. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
96% have it

4. paracetamol

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
500mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

5. maximum capsules daily

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
8
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

6. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
65% have it

7. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
88% have it

8. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
0mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

9. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
12years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years

10. naproxen

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
0mg
Dolormin GS mit Naproxen: 250mg

11. codeine

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
8mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg

12. consecutive days

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
3
Tylenol PM: 14

13. half life

A drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream, as measured in hours. Drugs with a short half-life take effect quicker, however, they need to be taken more frequently than drugs with a longer half-life.
4h
Anadin LiquiFast Capsules 200mg: 2h

14. pills per box

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
32
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365

15. Is available over-the-counter

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets

16. Targets headaches

The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets

17. diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
0mg
Motrin PM: 38mg

18. Has more than one active ingredient

The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
51% have it

19. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
76% have it

20. Not linked to anemia in case of overdose

Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
36% have it

21. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg

22. Not linked to dizziness

Dizziness is a confusion of spatial perception. It can manifest itself as inability to stand up straight, or a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
26% have it

23. Not linked to heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
45% have it

24. No naproxen-associated heart risk

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
94% have it

25. Not linked to seizures in case of overdose

A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
37% have it

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