Myprodol is a combination medication that contains three active ingredients: codeine phosphate, ibuprofen, and paracetamol. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain of inflammatory origin, with or without fever.
Dosage and usage
The usual dosage of Myprodol for adults and children over the age of 12 years is one to two capsules four to six hourly, and not more than twelve capsules per twenty-four hours. Swallow each capsule with water.
Start with the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. If you do not feel better with the recommended dosage, talk to your doctor.
Myprodol is not recommended for children under twelve years of age.
How to take Myprodol
- Myprodol is for oral use only.
- Swallow each capsule whole with water.
- Do not chew or crush the capsules.
- You can take Myprodol with or without food.
- If you are taking Myprodol on an empty stomach, it may upset your stomach.
- Avoid taking Myprodol with alcohol, as this can increase the risk of side effects.
Myprodol is generally well-tolerated, but some common side effects may include:
Less common side effects may include:
- Allergic reactions
- Stomach upset
- Difficulty sleeping
If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
If you overdose on Myprodol, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Difficulty breathing
Myprodol can interact with other medications, including:
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
- Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Myprodol if you are taking any other medications.
Store Myprodol in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat.
Myprodol is a Schedule 3 medication in South Africa, which means that it can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor.
Myprodol should be used with caution in people with liver or kidney disease, asthma, and heart disease. It should also be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women.