What is Solpadeine Max Used for?
Solpadeine Max is designed to provide relief from pain including migraine, toothache, menstrual cramps and back pain. It can also be used to combat pain caused by sporting injuries such as sprains, muscle soreness and sciatica. These tablets and soluble tablets help help to ease pain when other painkillers have not worked. These tablets contain three active ingredients - paracetamol, codeine, and caffeine. The former two active ingredients are painkillers acting to relieve your symptoms and blocl messages from pain receptors, the latter acts to further help the effectiveness of paracetamol and speed up its absorption.
Taking Solpadeine Max
When taking Solpadeine Max soluble dissolve the appropriate number of tablets in 200ml of water. When taking Solpadeine Max tablets follow the correct dosages as normal. The appropriate dosages are as follows:
- Children aged 12-15 years take (or dissolve in water if soluble) 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed. Do not take more frequently than every 6 hours. Do not take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
- Children aged 16-18 years take (or dissolve in water if soluble) 1-2 tablets every 6 hours. Do not take more frequently than every 6 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
- Adults take (or dissolve in water if soluble) 2 tablets every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
What to avoid when taking Solpadeine Max
Talk to your doctor before taking Solpadein Max tablets and soluble tablets if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding do not take Solpadeine Max tablets or soluble tablets as Codeine and Morphine pass into breast milk.
This medicine can effect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you. It is an offence to drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive. Talk to your doctor if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine.
If you are taking other medicines then talk to your doctor or local pharmacist before taking these tablets; particularly if you are taking prescribed medication. For more information on medicines you especially need to look out for read the product information leaflet that comes in the box alongside the product.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not take this medicine fore more than 3 days. If the pain does not improve after 3 days the get advice from your doctor.
Avoid too much caffeine in drinks like coffee and tea when taking the soluble tablets.High caffeine intake can cause shaking, difficulty sleeping, and an uncomfortable feeling in the chest.
These products should not be taken by children under the age of 12 years due to the severe risk of breathing problems.
Possible Side Effects of Solpadeine Max
Solpadeine Max comes with a range of potential side effects including constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, sweating, itching, skin rash, difficulty passing urine and drowsiness. Everyone is unique and as a result you could experience one of these symptoms, a number of these symptoms or none of them. If you have any questions about using Solpadeine Max, discuss them with your GP or local Pharmacist.
Solpadeine Max contains Paracetamol and Codeine in order to provide effective pain relief. When taken for an extended period, you could become addicted to this product. People who have used this product for longer than three days have experienced withdrawal symptoms once they have stopped taking it.
Solpadeine is designed to be used for short-term pain relief and should be used for no longer than a 3-day period unless advised by a health professional. Seek advice from your GP if you are concerned about the addictive nature of Solpadeine Max.