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What might lead to a co-codamol addiction?

What might lead to a co-codamol addiction?

Opioid use: Co-codamol is Acetaminophen and codeine. Codeine is an opiate. Typically the path to dependence on an opioid involves ingestion of the drug with pain relief and a heightened feelings of pleasure, repeated drug use, changes in the brain, cravings and symptoms of withdrawal when drug is absent, inappropriate drug use to end withdrawal symptoms and/or to seek pleasure=drug dependence. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

What sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

Very common: Co-codamol (is a non-proprietary name used to denote a particular compound analgesic, a combination of Codeine phosphate and paracetamol (acetaminophen). Co-codamol tablets are used for the relief of mild to moderate pain when paracetamol or nsaids such as ibuprofen, Aspirin or Naproxen alone do not sufficiently relieve a patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with co-codamol addiction?

What are the symptoms associated with co-codamol addiction?

Behavior: Preoccupation with obtaining, adverse consequences associated with ignoring responsibilities, broken family relationships, committing illegal acts in order to obtain the substance but no readily apparent symptoms like a physical ailment. There might be constricted tiny pupils but the average person might not notice. By the way, this is the same drug as tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. ...Read more

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I have just started on bupinorphine 8mg for co-codamol addiction 45 at same time every night they have also put me on traodone 200 mg to help me sleep?

I have just started on bupinorphine 8mg for co-codamol addiction 45 at same time every night they have also put me on traodone 200 mg to help me sleep?

NOT SURE WHAT U ASK?: So you take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine and now take subutex to get off opiates. That is great. The trazodone helps with sleep and this is also good. So what is question? ...Read more

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Scared of co-codamol. Risk of addiction?

Scared of co-codamol. Risk of addiction?

Co-codamol: This consists of Codeine and aeceaminophen. Codeine is an opioid and there is always a risk of addiction with opioids. Your risk rises the longer you use it and if you do not adhere to your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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Does co codamol make you sleepy?

Does co codamol make you sleepy?

Yes,it can.: The codeine in it may make you sleepy, drowsy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does strong co codamol lower blood pressure?

Does strong co codamol lower blood pressure?

Co codamol: It sure can! Your primary doctor will decide which medication is best for you given your symptoms and concerns,. All should end up OK! ...Read more

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Can you take amitriptyline and co-codamol together?

Can you take amitriptyline and co-codamol together?

Probably: Co-codamol is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen. Neither of those medications are absolutely contraindicated with the use of amitriptyline. You may find an increase in sedation with the combination, but that is to be expected with two sedating medications. ...Read more

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What happens if u take diazepam and co codamol together?

What happens if u take diazepam and co codamol together?

Not a wise combo : Both have sedating properties which may lead to anything from drowsiness to falling into a comatose state, and even death at higher doses. Do not recommend this combo unless specifically prescribed by you doctor in an extenuating circumstance. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Acetaminophen And Codeine (Definition)

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. ...Read more