Adco Dol tablets

Adco Dol tablets are indicated for the treatment of pain, headaches, migraines, neuralgia, toothache, sore throats, and other conditions. Adco-Dol tablets contain the following active ingredients Codeine Phosphate 10mg, Caffeine 45mg, Paracetamol 450mg, Doxylamine Succinate 5mg. It is available in tablet form. Adcock Ingram manufactures Adco-Dol tablets.


Dosage: 1 or 2 tablets repeated 4 hourly if necessary. Do not exceed 8 tablets per day.

  • You may need to take less than this if you are frail or elderly, or have problems with your liver.
  • Taking too much paracetamol can cause liver failure.
  • The pharmacy label on your medicine will tell you how much to take, how often to take it, and any special instructions.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best dose for you if you are unsure.
  • You can take Adco-Dol tablets with or without food.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking Adco-Dol tablets. Taking it with alcohol can increase your chance of side effects such as feeling sleepy, drowsy, or dizzy.


Precaution before you start using Adco-Dol tablets

  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do you have problems with your liver?
  • Do you have difficulties passing urine (peeing) or prostate problems?
  • Do you have breathing problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
  • Do you have problems with your heart?
  • Do you have thyroid problems?
  • Do you have epilepsy?
  • Do you have gallstones or a problem with your gallbladder or bile duct?
  • Have been constipated for more than a week?
  • Do you have an inflammatory bowel problem?
  • Do you have myasthenia gravis (this causes weak muscles)?
  • Have you recently had a severe head injury?
  • Have you ever been dependent on drugs or alcohol?


If so, it’s important that you tell your doctor or pharmacist before you start Adco-Dol tablets. Sometimes a medicine isn’t suitable for a person with certain conditions, or it can only be used with extra care.


What are the side effects of Adco-Dol tablets?

Like all medicines, Adco-Dol tablets can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often, side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine.

Side effects What should I do?
·         Feeling sleepy, dizzy or tired ·         Be careful when driving or using tools until you know how this medicine affects you.

·         Do not drink alcohol.

·         Feeling sick or vomiting ·         Try taking Adco-Dol tablets with food.

·         Tell your doctor if troublesome.

·         Constipation ·         Eat a diet rich in fiber and drink plenty of water.

·         Read more about how to ease and prevent constipation.

·         Tell your doctor if troublesome.

·         Headache

·         Dry mouth

·         These are quite common when you first start taking Adco-Dol tablets and usually go away with time.

·         Tell your doctor if troublesome.

·         Changes in your vision

·         Skin rash and itching

·         Contact your doctor for advice.
·         Serious skin reaction with severe rash or skin peeling, or mouth ulcers ·         Tell your doctor immediately
·         Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark-colored urine Tell your doctor immediately.
·         Breathing difficulties, changes to your heartbeat, excessive sleepiness, difficulty waking up, confusion and vomiting (being sick) ·         Tell your doctor immediately.


What drugs can interact with Adco-Dol tablets?

Paracetamol, caffeine, and codeine are contained in a wide variety of pain relief and cough and cold medicines. Do not take other medicines that also contain paracetamol, caffeine, and codeine without talking with your doctor or pharmacist.

Adco-Dol tablets can interact with some medicines and herbal supplements so check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting Adco-Dol tablets or before starting any new medicines. ALSO READ: ADCO Napamol

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