This medicines contains dihydrocodeine which can casue addiction if you take continuously for more than 3 days. This can give you withdrawal symptons when you stop taking it. If you take a pain killer for headaches for more than 3 days it can make them worse.
Who should not take Paramol :
- Children under 12 years of age.
- People with very slow, shallow breathing (respiratory depression).
- People having an asthma attack.
- People with chronic obstructive airways disease
- People with a head injury or raised pressure inside the skull (raised intracranial pressure).
- People who have or who are at risk of getting a blockage in the gut (paralytic ileus).
Paramol tablets should not be used if you are allergic to any of their ingredients. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop taking Paramol and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
New drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales. So long as you are following the advice of a healthcare professional and your driving isn’t impaired you can continue to drive as usual and aren’t at risk of arrest.
It may be an offensive to drive whist taking dihyrocodeine, if experiencing any side effects such as double vision, drowsiness, feeling dizzy do not drive.