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Addiction warning to go on pain drugs

7th September 2009

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency has said painkillers such as Nurofen Plus and Panadol Ultra are to carry warnings about the risk of addiction.

27 million codeine-based painkillers are sold annually in the UK.  Dr June Raine, MHRA director of vigilance and risk management, said that used correctly the medicines could be effective and safe. "However, these products can be addictive and we are taking action to tackle this risk," she said.

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Paul Davidson

Wednesday 9th September 2009 @ 16:42

Hi several months ago I talked of this on the Sun Newspaper online so it's not new. but it does need more discussion/Debate.

I have been using Codeine Phosphate for 6 years now 30mg up to 8x per day along with 8x 500mg Paracetomol and have been using one od several Neuropatic painkillers with them such as Tramodol/Gabapentin/Pregabelin. all of which I am alergic too. they have terrible side effects, as doe's Codeine yes I am sure Codeine is addictive but I could not live without it saying that it rarely takes any of the pain away. I have long tern Neuropathic pain and Ostioarthritis when I collect my prescription I am given 2 month supply at a time which is 448 Codeine and the same for Paracetomol thats an awful lot of meds in one go. so reducing the pack size would not make much difference to me. incidently, I have very much suicidal tendencies. Now I will be very brave here, Codeine I believe has made me bowel incontinent''). which is why I am sittint typing away while everyone else seems to be in the sunshine. I have no support whatever I just live day to day wasting away. Can any one suggest a more suitable Painkiller for my arthritis please. and practical advice very much needed.


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