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Dihydrocodeine is an opioid medicine. Opioids belong to a group of medicines called analgesics, which are commonly known as painkillers. Its use is to relieve moderate to severe pain caused by conditions including sciatica, shingles, post-surgery pain, and joint and bone pain.

Dihydrocodeine is a type of drug used to relieve pain caused by various health conditions including bone and joint pain, pain after surgery, sciatica, and shingles. It is classified as an opioid which is an analgesic or pain-relieving medication.


What is Dihydrocodeine?


Dihydrocodeine belongs to the opioid group of drugs which also include morphine and codeine. It is primarily used to relieve pain, especially the moderate and severe type. Dihydrocodeine is sold in 30mg tablets. Another variation available in the market is co-codamol, which is a combination of paracetamol (500mg) and codeine (10mg).


How is Dihydrocodeine Beneficial?


People suffering from severe pain from surgery, sciatica, joint, and bone pain, and sciatica, may find it challenging to complete their daily tasks. It is not uncommon for patients to feel distressed, aside from low mood, anxiety, and anger. In some cases, people with unmanaged pain can fall into depression.

  The proper use of dihydrocodeine effectively reduces the level of pain and even boosts the patient's pain tolerance. Patients prescribed with dihydrocodeine experience less discomfort from the pain, making it easier for them to go about their daily routine.


How Dihydrocodeine Works In The Body


The human body produces natural painkillers or endorphins. Dihydrocodeine has a similar composition to these naturally-produced painkillers. The brain and nervous system are riddled with opiate receptors where the dihydrocodeine attaches to. Dihydrocodeine has a similar painkilling effect as endorphins which some people may need more because of their existing health conditions.

  Dihydrocodeine binds to the body's opioid receptors located all over the body including the brain, gut, and spinal cord. These opioid receptors send the brain signals which causes the body to feel pain. When Dihydrocodeine binds to the body's opioid receptors to block pain signals from being transmitted which results in alleviated relief.


How Soon Does Dihydrocodeine Work?


The effects of Dihydrocodeine can be experienced within twenty minutes of taking the tablets. However, the timeframe will depend on different factors and vary on the situation of every individual. The medicine's full effects may be felt after an hour of taking it. It is best to wait another four hours before taking another dose of dihydrocodeine.

Why is Dihydrocodeine Prescribed?

  It was in the early part of the 1900s when Dihydrocodeine was discovered and developed. It is a synthetic analgesic opioid whose mechanism and structure are utilized to manage moderate and severe pain. It is also prescribed to relieve shortness of breath and coughing.   Dihydrocodeine is an effective analgesic for these common problems:  
  • Joint and Body Pain
  • Migraines
  • Nerve Pain 
  • Post-surgery pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  Oracle Lab can help you obtain Dihydrocodeine so you can manage moderate and even severe pain from the abovementioned health conditions.


What is the Right Dosage for Dihydrocodeine?


There is no single correct dose of Dihydrocodeine for everyone. The right dosage is determined by a licensed medical practitioner. The typical Dihydrocodeine dose is a 30mg pill once every four to six hours. The dose is usually lower for older patients and the medication should never be given to an individual under 12 years of age.


How is Dihydrocodeine Taken?


Dihydrocodeine may be taken with a full stomach with a glass of water. If a dose is forgotten, it can be taken immediately once remembered. The next dose should be taken after four hours, at the very least. Never make up for the forgotten Dihydrocodeine dose by taking a double dose.


What is the Suitable Dose for Dihydrocodeine?


Adults can take a tablet of Dihydrocodeine every four up to six hours. The dosage is normally reduced for older adults.  

Dihydrocodeine can be purchased safely and conveniently at Oracle Lab. A prescription is required to fulfill the purchase of the medication. You can ask us about our online doctor service if you don't have a prescription for Dihydrocodeine. A physician will evaluate the information you supplied to verify if the medication is suited for you.  
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