Is dihydrocodeine stronger than co-codamol?

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I have a cracked rib I think, certainly fits all the symptoms described on NHS Choices.  Pharmacist gave me OTC dihydrocodeine to take with the naproxen I already have.  I'm going to docs on Tuesday, so should I ask for dihydorcodeine or cocodamol, the dihydrocodeine OTC (Paramol is working but expoe3nsive)

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Lizzie x

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    Dihydrocodeine 30 mg is available on prescription,,Paramol only has 8.5 mg of the D
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    Co dydramol is what paramol is so that's what you need to ask the dr for. (Paracetamol and dihydracodiene, co codamol is paracetamol and codiene)
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    I'd go with Dyhydracodiene but see how your pain is if it has ever slightly ezed go for Co codamol x
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    Thanks for all your helpful replies.  I'm finding the pain easing a bit now as the bruising and swelling subsides but still reckon on going to the doc's on Tuesday.

    Lizzie

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    Lizzie Go to your gp the dihydrocodeine they are far superior to Co Codamol especially for a cracked rib. Jim
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    Hi Lizzy,

    I would go for what works but watch cause both are very addictive just make sure you stick to the amount the doctor tells you to take

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    Hi everyone

    Saw my gp this morning, he checked me all over and agrees that I've got a cracked rib, he was really good as he noticed something which I'd taken for granted, which was that not only was my breathing laboured but I was very congested in the nose too, for which he prescribed a steroid nasal spray.  Anyhow, we discussed painkillers and after I had told him I had had the 30/500 co-codamol before and found them helpful but that I'd become dependent on them, but had successfully got myself off them in November of last year, he said he would prescribe me a box with instructions to only take them when the pain was present, in which cirumstances dependence shouldn't devlop.  I learnt my lesson with these pills before and will be VERY careful with them this time.  Thansk everyone for your replies

    Lizzie xxx

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