You can buy codeine online subject to the approval of our affiliated pharmacy partners and registered doctors. Codeine is an opioid painkiller prescribed for mild to moderately-severe pain. It is dispensed in many forms as codeine phosphate, dihydrocodeine, or combined with paracetamol as Co-Codamol.
Codeine phosphate has a long history as a painkiller, cough suppressant, and anti-diarrhea medication. Codeine is one of the isomers in morphine which was the first opioid medication for severe pain and is still widely used.
Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller used to control moderate to severe pain. It is prescribed for conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, nerve pain, post-surgical pain and cancer pain.
Prescription Co-Codamol combines up to 30mg of codeine with 500mg of paracetamol available in tablet or effervescent form. Adding codeine to paracetamol provides a more effective painkiller, often prescribed for post surgical pain. You can buy Co-Codamol OTC in the UK but in a milder formulation than the prescription strength version.
Solpadol is a co-codamol brand containing 30mg of codeine and 500mg of paracetamol in each tablet. Both oral tablets and effervescent lozenges are available.
Kapake is a brand version of co-codamol. It contains 30mg of codeine and 500mg of paracetemol. Kapake is available as tablets or capsules
Co-Dydramol is a co-codamol brand that provides a lower dose of codeine per tablet. Co-Dydramol contains 10mg of codeine and 500mg of paracetamol per tablet.
Zapain is a co-codamol brand providing a 30mg dose of codeine and a 500mg dose of paracetamol per pill. You can buy Zapain as both capsules and tablets.
Before you can buy codeine online, a registered doctor will review your consultation and a pharmacist will have to approve it too. Either of these registered professionals may contact you for further information or verification.