Co-codamol - painkiller or analgesic
On WHO Model List of Essential Medicines : NO
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Co-codamol is a compound analgesic - a painkiller that contains two painkilling ingredients : paracetamol and codeine. It is given to relieve short-lasting painful conditions where paracetamol alone is not sufficient. Combination painkillers like co-codamol can be useful to reduce the total number of tablets that need to be taking in a day but they may not always offer the best pain control as it is difficult to adjust the dose to suit the level of your pain without increasing the risk of side-effects.