Co-codamol Price: What to know about the cost of co-codamol

    Co-codamol Price: What to know about the cost of co-codamol

    You may have heard of the medication co-codamol before. It is a very well-known treatment and is often referred to by doctors, or even on television programmes. Co-codamol is a very useful medication that can be used to help people who are suffering from moderate to severe pain. But how much does co-codamol cost if you have to purchase it on a prescription? In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about the price of co-codamol, and how you can save some money when you purchase the medication you need. 

    What are co-codamol tablets used for?

    Co-codamol contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and codeine. It is a combination medication, meaning it brings these two medications together to better treat a condition. The condition co-codamol is used to relieve most commonly is moderate to severe pain. The two medications work in different ways. Paracetamol is a pain reliever and codeine is an opioid pain medication.

    Typically co-codamol is used for short-term pain relief and is not intended for long-term use. It is available in tablet form and is usually taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. When you purchase your medication after it has been prescribed to you, it is important that you follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist when taking co-codamol. As co-codamol is an opioid medication, you need to be safe when using it as abuse can lead to dependency.

    Is co-codamol available on the NHS?

    You are not able to get co-codamol for free from the NHS unless you have a valid exemption. Perhaps the only time, however, that you can get co-codamol for free is when you are in the hospital. Co-codamol is often used to treat moderate to severe pain in patients that have come into the hospital with injuries, or for those that are suffering from pain following surgery. Doctors and nurses may give you co-codamol to treat this pain if other lower-strength painkillers have not worked effectively. 

    Your GP may prescribe you co-codamol to help to treat your pain in similar situations, when other painkillers have not worked properly, however, you will have to purchase this co-codamol from your pharmacy, or, online. By purchasing your prescription medications, including co-codamol, online from EU Meds you can save yourself lots of time, effort and money.

    Can you buy co-codamol over the counter in the UK?

    Co-codamol is not classed as an over-the-counter medication. An over-the-counter medication differs from prescription medications as you do not need a prescription in order to purchase them. Co-codamol is a prescription-only medication and it can only be purchased online from EU Meds alongside a valid prescription either from your doctor or from an online consultation. If you are suffering from moderate to severe pain that has not been effectively treated by lower-strength painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol then you should visit your doctor for further advice.

    Does the cost of co-codamol vary?

    You may be wondering whether or not there is a set price for co-codamol, no matter what your prescription says. The actual cost of your medication however will vary depending on a number of different factors including the strength of the tablets you need, and the number of tablets that you need.

    Do different strengths of co-codamol affect the cost?

    At EU Meds you can purchase co-codamol in the strength of 30/500mg. This is how the strength of combination medications is displayed. The 30 stands for 30mg - this is the strength of the codeine in the medication. The 500 stands for 500mg of paracetamol which is also in the medication. As this is the only strength tablet that you can buy from EU Meds, the price does not vary too much based on strength. 

    Can co-codamol tablets be purchased in bulk?

    Co-codamol tablets are typically sold in packs of varying sizes. The pack sizes you can purchase from EU Meds are 100 and 200 tablets. The specific pack size and quantity of tablets that you can purchase at one time may vary depending on the number of tablets that have been prescribed to you. Because of these restrictions, you are not able to purchase co-codamol tablets in bulk. 

    Is it more cost-effective to buy a larger volume of co-codamol tablets?

    Generally, it is more cost-effective to buy a larger volume of tablets, especially if you are going to be using them for the foreseeable future. However, because of the nature of co-codamol, you may not be prescribed them for long-term use. You will only be able to buy the amount of tablets that you have been prescribed, so buying large volumes of tablets may not be possible. 

    Where can you buy co-codamol?

    You may be wondering where you can actually purchase co-codamol online. Getting your medication online is incredibly fast, efficient and cost-effective, not to mention simple. 

    Can you buy co-codamol legally online?

    It is not legal to purchase co-codamol online without first having a valid prescription. You can use a valid prescription from your GP or doctor online at EU Meds, or you can have an independent consultation in order to attain a prescription. If you do not have a prescription then it is illegal to purchase co-codamol online.

    Is it cheaper to buy co-codamol online?

    Generally, it is cheaper to buy your prescription medications online from EU Meds. When you buy your medication online you will not only be saving money, but you will also be getting your medication delivered straight to your door. 

    Sources

    https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/co-codamol-adults/

    https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drugs/co-codamol/

    https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682065.html

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