What are Kapake Tablets?

12th November 2021

Kapake is a brand of strong pain relief medication that is sometimes prescribed to manage the pain associated with an injury or other achy pains. Kapake contains both paracetamol and codeine. The generic version of Kapake is called co-codamol. 

Can I take Kapake?

Kapake should not be taken by anyone under the age of 12 years old, due to the risk of developing breathing problems. For those over 12 years old, situations can arise which make Kapake unsafe to take. You must check with your doctor before taking Kapake if you:

  • Currently are, or have ever been addicted to opioids, alcohol, prescription medicines, or illegal drugs.
  • Have previously suffered from withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, shaking or sweating, when you have stopped taking alcohol or drugs.
  • Feel that your dosage of Kapake is no longer giving you the same level of pain relief and that you need to up your dosage. This may mean you are becoming tolerant to the effects of Kapake or are becoming addicted to it. It’s vital that you speak to a medical professional regarding this so they can advise you further.
  • Are elderly
  • Are in poor health
  • Suffer from an enlarged prostate
  • Suffer from any bowel problems
  • Have been diagnosed with Addison’s disease
  • Have any liver or kidney problems

Kapake can affect your ability to drive as it can make you feel tired or dizzy. It is vital that you do not drive whilst taking this medication. 

kapake for leg pain

How do I take Kapake?

Adults and elderly

How much Kapake you should take must be decided by your prescriber/a medical professional. You must always take your dosage as it has been outlined. Never take more than your recommended dosage and never take the medication for longer than has been recommended to you.

Although your dosage will be personalised to you by a professional, on average, the recommended dose for adults and the elderly is one to two tablets, taken every four hours. You should not take more than eight tablets in any 24-hour period.

Children and adolescents

The recommended dose for children aged 12 years old and over, is one tablet to be taken every six hours. This is up to a maximum of four tablets in any 24-hour period.

Kapake must be taken orally and can be broken via the score line if you feel like you need to break the medication, in order to swallow it easier.

You must not take Kapake for more than 3 days. If you feel like you need to continue the medication past this point, you must speak to your GP.

Does Kapake have any side effects?

Like all medications, Kapake does have side effects, but they do not affect everyone. The following side effects are known to sometimes occur and are not serious:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Bladder problems
  • Light headedness
  • Unexplained, random mood swings
  • Narrowing of your pupils
  • Slow heart beat
  • Stomach pains
  • Itchy skin
  • A low blood cell count
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The following side effects are slightly less common and if they occur, it is recommended that you seek advice from a medical professional straight away:

  • Allergy symptoms such as a skin rash, itching, swelling or a shortness of breath
  • Serious skin reactions
  • Unexplained pain in the upper part of your abdomen

Can I buy Kapake from EU Meds?

You can safely buy Kapake online at EU Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before you can buy Kapake. The online consultation will ensure that Kapake is the right medication for your medical condition.