Dihydrocodeine (Immediate Release) Tablets: Important Instructions For Use
The usual dose for adults and children aged 12 years and over is:
- 30mg tablet – 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours – maximum dose in 24 hours is 6 tablets (180mg)
- 40mg tablet – 1 or 2 tablets up to 3 times in 24 hours – maximum dose in 24 hours is 6 tablets (240mg)
Dihydrocodeine is a type of opioid pain medication. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It is similar to other opioids like codeine, morphine, and fentanyl.
Dihydrocodeine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be taken by mouth as a tablet, capsule, or liquid, or it can be given as a rectal suppository. It can also be used to treat coughing and shortness of breath caused by certain medical conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Dihydrocodeine can cause side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, and constipation. It can also be addictive, so it’s important to only take it as prescribed by a doctor. It may also cause some side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, nausea and headache. It can also cause addiction if it is taken in large quantity or for a long time. You should always follow the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist.