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Uses: For the short term treatment of acute moderate pain such as headache, migraine, toothache, rheumatic pains, neuralgia and period pain that is not relieved by aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol alone.
Adults and children aged 16 years and over.
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the tablets.
Adults over 18 years: Take one or two tablets, every 4 hours if you need to, up to 4 times in 24 hours. Don't take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Children aged 16 years to 18 years: Take one or two tablets, every 6 hours, if you need to. Don't take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Swallow each tablet with water.
Do not take for more than 3 days. If you need to use this medicine for more than 3 days you must speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not give to children under 16 years.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Hazards and Cautions
Warning: Do not exceed the stated dose.
Before you take this medicine
Do not take:
- For pain relief in children and adolescents (0 - 18 years of age) after removal of their tonsils or adenoids due to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
- If you know that you metabolise very rapidly codeine into morphine
- If you have had a bad reaction to aspirin or other similar medicines in the past
- If you have:
- a stomach ulcer or have had one in the past
- severe liver, kidney, or breathing problems
- a blood clotting disorder, gout, head injury, raised pressure in your head, alcohol dependence
- problems with constipation
- If pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you need to take this medicine continuously for more than 3 days you should see your doctor or pharmacist
- This medicine contains codeine which can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. If you take this medicine for headaches for more than 3 days it can make them worse.
If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store about 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.
This is a medicine;
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist
- Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies
Aspirin, Codeine Phosphate
Active Ingredients: Each tablet contains Aspirin 400mg, Codeine Phosphate 8mg.
Also contains: sodium metabisulphite (E223).