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Details about Dihydrocodeine Tablets 100mg

Dihydrocodeine tablets 100mg belong to the opioid group of medicines and are also called semi-synthetic opioid that is derived from codeine. It is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, such as from a serious injury or after an operation. It also helps patients suffering from coughing caused by shortness of breath. It is prescribed for long-term pain if weaker painkillers have not worked, such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, and aspirin. By blocking the pain signals coming from the central nervous system to reaching the brain, it reduces the patient’s pain perception. 


Dihydrocodeine tablets 100mg come in white capsule-shaped tablets, marked with DHC 100 on one side. The chemical formula for this medicine is C18H23NO3. Always swallow the whole tablet with plenty of water and it is good to take it with food, soon after a meal or snack. 

Suitable For

Dihydrocodeine can be given to most adults. It is not recommended to be prescribed to children younger than 4 years. This medicine is commonly used for:

  • Treatment of postoperative pain
  • Treating severe pain
  • Suppressing coughing

It is also combined with other medicines to treat severe pain if single drugs fail. These combinations of drugs include Dihydrocodeine and aspirin or Dihydrocodeine and aspirin. In some cases, Dihydrocodeine is prescribed as an additional or alternative pain-relief medicine to codeine. The additional uses of Dihydrocodeine include its functioning in a similar manner as methadone to help people struggling with heroin use, as an addiction treatment. 

How does it work

Dihydrocodeine Tablets 100mg belong to the opioid class of medicines and is a pain relief medicine. The exact working of these medicines is not known. But, it is thought to work by binding to the opioid receptors of the body. This binding activates these receptors and reduces the pain perception of the patient. It is prescribed for short-term use and is known to block the pain signals coming from the central nervous system to reach the brain. 


The following medicines can possibly cause interactions with Dihydrocodeine Tablets 100mg: 

  • Medicines to treat mental health issues such as depression 
  • Tranquillizers or sleeping pills
  • Anxiety relief medicines
  • Hay fever tablets and antihistamines
  • Medicines for sick feelings or vomiting, such as metoclopramide or domperidone
  • Medicines, called mexiletine to control the heart rhythm

You can take Dihydrocodeine with the following medicines:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Paracetamol

Taking Dihydrocodeine with codeine-containing painkillers can be dangerous, such as:

  • Solpadeine (codeine, paracetamol, ibuprofen and caffeine)
  • Nurofen Plus (codeine and ibuprofen)
  • co-codamol (codeine and paracetamol)
  • co-codaprin (codeine and aspirin)

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dihydrocodeine as the combination of the two can make you feel sleepier and can even result in more serious effects. 

Expert Advice

Always follow the doctor’s instructions while taking Dihydrocodeine, never take a greater dose or use it for a long while. Use this medicine for a short while for temporary relief of pain or persistent dry cough. In case of a missed dose, take the next dose at its scheduled time and never take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. 

Return Policy

We, at SuperMeds, do our best to keep you happy and satisfied. But, in case, you find our products unsatisfactory for any reason, then we offer a refund of the full cost of the service. Remember that a refund is only possible if you contact us within two weeks of delivery and let us know about your concerns.

Where to Buy Dihydrocodeine Online

You can place an order online for Dihydrocodeine Tablets 100mg. This takes just a few minutes and the order is placed in just a few clicks. After placing your order, you will be receiving your order from SuperMeds pharmacy within 4-6 working days, from Monday to Friday. There is also an option to get Dihydrocodeine in bulk quantity. Visit SuperMeds and place your order now!

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