My uncle was in hospital the last month and he was suffering from back pain. According to the doctors’ advice he was admitted to the hospital for better treatment. That time I noticed doctors prescribed him dihydrocodeine intramuscular injections to relieve pain. When I asked the doctor about the composition and the features of this medicine, the doctor told me that “dihydrocodeine is the best medicine as a pain reliever because it contains codeine and it can also work in combination with paracetamol.”
The final result was that he was out of hospital within a short span of time; my uncle was completely alright after taking dihydrocodeine for seven days.
What is dihydrocodeine?
Dihydrocodeine is a kind of analgesic or palliative medicine which is mainly used as a pain reliever. It is used for chronic and acute pain and post-operative cases. To be more specific, it is used to reduce severe and acute pain like nerve pain, sciatica, bone pain and it is the best medicine for arthritis patients. Dihydrocodeine is also used for pain control of cancer patients.
Restrictions to be followed:
There is as such no restriction as far as taking dihydrocodeine is concerned. But if you have any of the following problems, then you should inform your doctor before taking this medicine because doses can vary from one person to another and doctors do not prescribe this medicine to some patients who suffer from some pre-existing diseases.
Those people who suffer from prostrate problem, allergy, asthma, fluctuation of blood pressure and lung or kidney infection, are not allowed to take dihydrocodeine in high doses. If you are suffering from this kind of disease then please inform your doctor before taking this medicine and maintain the doses according to your doctor’s prescription.
Can a diabetic patient take this medicine?
Yes, why not? If you have sugar or if you suffer from diabetes then you just inform your doctor before taking dihydrocodeine and you doctor will prescribe dihydrocodeine with combination of some other medicines which contain lactose. If you take this combination of drug then there is no problem at all. Your sugar level will be consistent and dihydrocodeine will help to remove your pain as soon as possible.
There are different doses for different situations but you should always take it as directed by your doctor or pharmacists or according to the directions on the label. The recommended dose is one tablet every four or five hours for adults that means maximum consumption limits of dihydrocodeine is four to six tablets within twenty four hours. It is strictly prohibited for infants and for geriatric patients.
Do not take dihydrocodeine while you are driving because after taking this medicine you feel a full relaxation of nervous system and it contains codeine which helps to make our nerves inactive. After taking this medicine you might be having some drowsiness, so it is better to avoid driving during this medication.
Dihydrocodeine is a safe and medically approved drug and it is widely used different countries and states so there is no doubt about the effect of dihydrocodeine.