Dihydrocodeine is a opiate painkiller. It works by binding to certain tiny areas, called opioid receptors, in your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) thereby stopping pain signals travelling through the body. This medication was develop in Germany in 1908 but was first market in 1911 during the search for more effective cough medication, especially to help reduce the spread of tuberculosis, pertussis, and pneumonia. dihydrocodeine dosage
It is twice stronger than codeine and comes in tablets, solutions, elixirs, and other oral forms and is also injectable.
It’s used as an alternative or adjunct to codeine to treat moderate to severe pain, such as after an operation or a serious injury as well as treat severe dyspnea, and cough. It’s also use for long-standing pain when weaker painkillers, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, have not worked. It is also used/injected as a as a deep subcutaneous injection or when others methods of administration are not effective.
Despite it’s numerous uses and positive effects, it has a few side effects which includes constipation, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, rash and skin itches and a slime probability of addiction. see dihydrocodeine dosage
How often you take your tablets will depend on the strength and the state in which the dihydrocodeine is in.
For tablets of 30mg you take 2 tablets 4 times a day. You take 1 or 2 tablets up to 3 times a day for 40mg and then 2 tablets a day with a 12 hour interval for 60mg, 90mg and 120mg tablet doses.
For liquid dihydrocodeine you take one to three 5ml spoonfuls up to 4 times in 24 hours. One 5ml spoonful has 10mg of dihydrocodeine in it (3 spoonfuls contains 30mg).
Swallow the tablets whole with water. It’s best to take them with or soon after a meal or snack. dihydrocodeine dosage
Standard dihydrocodeine tablets take 1.5 to 2 hours to work fully.Dihydrocodeine lasts in the body pretty long in the body. The half-life of dihydrocodeine is four hours, meaning that after four hours, half of the drug has been eliminated through the urine. After another four hours, only a quarter of the drug is still in a person’s system. Thus, unless large recreational quantities of dihydrocodeine are continually consume, most of this drug will be out from a person’s system after one day.
Never take double doses at once to make up for a missed dose and if you overdose, call emergency services right away because it’s dangerous and might lead to dizziness or even unconsciousness.
This drug can get you high especially when taken for recreational purposes. 70mg to 500mg are the benchmark doses to get high for recreational users. While users with higher tolerance can go above that. However, improper or recreational use of this drug can easily leads to addiction. see dihydrocodeine dosage
Especially if large quantities are consume all at once. Also, people who suddenly stop taking the drug might experience dihydrocodeine withdrawal symptoms. Such as such as an upset stomach, chills, sweating, irritability, anxiety, lightheadedness, cravings, shaking and the inability to sleep.
Dihydrocodeine vs Codeine
As earlier stated, Dihydrocodeine is twice stronger than codeine and twice more effective. Dihydrocodeine is more suitable to treating moderate to severe pain from conditions like sciatica, athritis and neuropathic pain. While codeine is ok to treat moderate to severe pain like headache, backpain and period pain. When other drugs like ibuprofen gave fail.
Also, for recreational users, Dihydrocodeine produces a higher high than codeine and lasts longer. They are both available on prescriptions in pharmacies, drug stores and online stores like this one.