Solpadeine Ireland is basically used for the short-term treatment of severe to moderate pain when other existing painkillers proved to be non-effective. Patients are allowed to take Solpadeine Ireland for a maximum duration of 3 days only. If you are required to take this medicine for more than 3 days, you should consult with your physician or pharmacist for the suitable advice. Solpadeine Ireland contains codeine, which may cause addiction in case if you take it continuously for duration more than 3 days. It may result in withdrawal symptoms from the medicine once you stop the intake.
This drug is available without any prescription; however, patients are still required to use Solpadeine Ireland carefully in order to achieve the best results from the treatment. Likewise, it is advised to keep this leaflet as you may need to refer to it again in future. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do not take this medicine after the expiry date provided on the pack. Store in a dry place below 30°C.
Generally, Solpadeine can be prescribed for treatment of headache, migraine, dental pain, strains & sprains, period pain, rheumatic pain, backache, sciatica and others. Each Solpadeine tablet contains three active ingredients: codeine, paracetamol and caffeine. Paracetamol and codeine both belong to painkillers category. In addition, codeine belongs to a special group of medicines, which are called opioid analgesics and act to relieve the pain. It can also be used on its own as well as in combination with other suitable painkillers. Caffeine generally acts to improve the effectiveness of paracetamol.
Each tablet contains Paracetamol – 500 mg, Caffeine – 30 mg and Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate – 8 mg. Other ingredients are: sorbitol powder (E 420), sodium bicarbonate, saccharin sodium, citric acid, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium carbonate, silicone fluid and polyvinylpyrrolidone. One pack of Solpadeine Ireland contains 16 to 32 effervescent tablets.
How to take Solpadeine Ireland
Children aged 16 – 18 years:
Children aged 12 – 15 years:
Besides that, it is also important to avoid too much caffeine (i.e. coffee and/or tea), because high caffeine intake may result in difficulties during sleep, shaking and uncomfortable feelings in the chest area. Solpadeine Ireland should not be allowed to children below 12 years old, since it may create the risk of severe problems with breathing. In addition, the intake of this medicine should not exceed 3 days. If the pain still persists after 3 days, consult with your doctor for further advice.
It is of high importance to continuously monitor your conditions, while taking Sopladeine Ireland, because you may have certain allergic reactions to caffeine, paracetamol, codeine, other opioid painkillers as well as any of other ingredients included in this medicine. You should not take Solpadeine in case of following:
Solpadeine Ireland may cause certain side effects to patients. Hence, it is highly recommended to monitor your health conditions and top taking this medicine in case of:
If you experience any of the side effects listed above, contact your doctor immediately. Same applies to any other possible side effects, which are not listed in this leaflet. Do not hesitate to get an immediate medical assistance if you suddenly feel uncomfortable or experience health-related issues listed above.