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Review: Co-codamol side effects

In this review, we analyze Co-codamol side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Co-codamol. The review is based on 211 people who have side effects while taking Co-codamol from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Co-codamol

Co-codamol (latest outcomes from 252 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; codeine phosphate. It is often used in pain.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (acetaminophen; codeine phosphate): Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate, Codrix, Capital And Codeine, Empracet W/ Codeine Phosphate #3, Empracet W/ Codeine Phosphate #4, Phenaphen W/ Codeine No. 2, Phenaphen W/ Codeine No. 3, Phenaphen W/ Codeine No. 4, Tylenol W/ Codeine No. 1, Tylenol W/ Codeine No. 2, Tylenol W/ Codeine No. 3, Tylenol W/ Codeine No. 4, Tylenol W/ Codeine, Proval #3, Phenaphen-650 W/ Codeine, Papa-deine #3, Papa-deine #4.

On Feb, 28, 2015: 211 people who reported to have side effects when taking Co-codamol are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Night Sweats (sweating in night)Low Back PainBreathlessnessAcute Psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour)Excessive Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)Diarrhoea
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Excessive Saliva (drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth)Esophagitis (inflammation of the oesophagus)ConstipationTiredness (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Hypermobility Syndrome (abnormalities cause abnormal stress on a joint or many joint)Hypovolaemia (a decreased volume of circulating blood in the body)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Burping (noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth)Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Lightheadedness - Fainting (a common and often unpleasant sensation feeling that one may be about to faint)Loose StoolsGas - Belching (act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth)Stomach PainDiverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)
Confusional StateParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Unable To Get PregnantUrinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Fracture Of The NoseTendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)Skin Blushing/flushing (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)Back Pain
OverdoseExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Bladder PainSinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Laryngospasm (an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction of larynx)Aches And Pains In BonesLoss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)Breath Sounds DecreasedElevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)Weight Gain PoorRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Itching - Vaginal AreaCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Belly Ache (abdominal pain)Reflux (stomach contents come back up into the food pipe (gullet or oesophagus) or even into the mouth)Hair ThinningSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsHepatorenal Syndrome (renal failure in patients with advanced chronic liver disease)
DizzinessHigh Blood PressureMuscle TwitchingIntussusceptionBreast InflammationInflammatory PainDuodenal Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedVomiting PostoperativeDepressionWeight GainExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)Hepatocellular Injury (liver injury)
Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)Eyelid PainItchingAbdominal TendernessLoss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)Intestinal Ischaemia (decreased supply of oxygenated blood to the intestines)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
DiarrhoeaAbdominal Pain Nos
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedHypoglycaemia Nos (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Hypovolaemia (a decreased volume of circulating blood in the body)Pain Exacerbated
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Jaundice Nos (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Intestinal Ischaemia (decreased supply of oxygenated blood to the intestines)Pneumonia Nos
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
DizzinessDuodenal Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
VomitingHypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
ConstipationCardiac Arrest
Abdominal PainMelaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gastroenteritis Nos (inflammation of stomach and intestine)n/aHunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)VomitingTiredness (feeling of tiredness)DiarrhoeaMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Abdominal Pain Nos
Pregnancy NosBreast InflammationAcute Psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour)Abdominal TendernessSwollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Urticaria Nos (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Hypovolaemia (a decreased volume of circulating blood in the body)
Skin Disorder Nos (skin disease)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Laryngospasm (an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction of larynx)Sweating Increased (excess sweating)Pancreatitis Nos (inflammation of pancreas)Duodenal Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
Ventricular Septal Defect Nos (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))Urinary Tract InfectionErythema Multiforme (type of hypersensitivity reaction)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Pyrexia (fever)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Congenital Spinal Cord Anomaly Nos (abnormal spinal cord by birth)Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedLightheadedness - Fainting (a common and often unpleasant sensation feeling that one may be about to faint)Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Intestinal Ischaemia (decreased supply of oxygenated blood to the intestines)
Congenital Atrial Septal Defect (heart defect that enables blood flow between two compartments of the heart)Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedThrush (an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus)Breast Cancer FemaleInternational Normalised Ratio IncreasedPneumonia Nos
Cardiac Murmur Nos (an heart sound in valve abnormality)Ketonuria (ketones in urine)DiarrhoeaDermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Loss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)Jaundice Nos (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Cataract Nos (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Fracture Of The NoseCardiac ArrestSweating Increased (excess sweating)Abdominal Pain
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsRespiratory Rate Increased (excess breathing rate/min)Blood Magnesium DecreasedMetastases To Lymph Nodes (cancer spreads to lymph node)Heart Rate IncreasedInternational Normalised Ratio Increased
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)BreathlessnessFace Oedema (swelling of face)Blister (small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure)Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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