Co-dydramol: risk of medication error.
Previously co-dydramol (dihydrocodeine/paracetamol) was available only in the ratio 1:50 (co-dydramol 10/500 mg). However, two new products are now available with a higher strength of dihydrocodeine (co-dydramol 20/500 mg and 30/500 mg tablets). It is therefore important that co-dydramol products are correctly prescribed and dispensed by strength to minimise dispensing errors and the risk of accidental opioid overdose. If in doubt, contact the prescriber.
Understand the important role oral rehydration products play in helping prevent dehydration after illness