Difference between pain relief tablets?
I have regular 500mg Paracetamol tablets and Panadeine tablets that contain 500mg paracetamol and 8mg codeine phosphate. Is that 8 mg of codeine REALLY makes any difference? Is it going to be a significant difference or is it just a trick from pharmaceutical companies to make people feel better phyhologicly?
Codeine can make a difference although 8 mg is a low dose. In some patients codeine works as well as taking a pez due to the fact that they lack the cytochrome required to metabolize codeine. Codeine is metabolized to morphine. Analgesic properties are attributed to the morphine