About Zapain pain killer

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What is Zapain?

  • zapain 30mg/500mg tabletės is a pain relief medication that contains both paracetamol and codeine
  • Zapain is sometimes prescribed when milder forms of pain relief such as standalone paracetamol or ibuprofen have not relieved the pain
  • The generic version of Zapain is called co-codamol.
  • Zapain is only available on prescription from a doctor, nurse or pharmacist prescriber
  • Common indications for Zapain prescription include toothache, migraine and aching joints associated with arthritis. zapain 30mg/500mg tabletės
  • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.

How Does Zapain Work?

Paracetamol has been used for over 100 years, but its mechanism of action is still unclear. It is likely that paracetamol reduces prostaglandin production in the brain, which in turn increases our tolerance to pain. This means that although the pain might still be there, we feel less bothered by it.

Codeine is part of the drug family called opioids. Opioids work by blocking pain signals in the brain and spinal cord, so that the pain subsides or completely disappears.zapain 30mg/500mg tabletės

It is beneficial to take more than one type of pain relief medication when trying to manage moderate to severe pain. As Zapain combines two drugs in one tablet, it is favoured by many as it reduces the total number of pills you need to take.

How is Zapain Taken?

Zapain Tablets

Zapain is available as a capsule or a tablet. The capsule or tablet should be swallowed with some water.

Some people prefer to take Zapain with a meal or snack, as this can help to minimise the risk of feeling sick (nauseous) when taking the medication.zapain 30mg/500mg tabletės

What is the proper dosage of Zapain?

Zapain 30mg / 500mg

Zapain is available in one strength, regardless of whether you take a capsule or tablet preparation.

Each Zapain tablet or capsule contains 500mg of paracetamol and 30mg of codeine.

The usual dose of Zapain is one or two tablets taken up to four times daily. There should be a 6 hour gap between each dose, and the maximum number of tablets you can take in a 24 hour period is 8.

It is common for two Zapain tablets to be taken at a time. This is equal to a dose of 1000mg (1 gram) of paracetamol. 1000mg is the maximum recommended amount of paracetamol per dose. You must therefore not take any other paracetamol containing medications whilst taking the maximum dose of Zapain.zapain 30mg/500mg tabletės

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