Solpadeine max tablets belong to a group of medicines called analgesics (painkillers) and are used to treat pain including:
- Period Pain
- Cold or Flu symptoms
- Sore Throat
- Muscle Pain
Adults (including the elderly)
Two tablets up to 4 times a day. This dose should not be repeated at more than 4 hour intervals, and not more than 4 doses (8 tablets) should be given in any 24 hour period.
Children aged 16-18 years:
1-2 tablets every 6 hours when necessary up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Children aged 12 – 15 years:
1 tablet every 6 hours when necessary up to a maximum of 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Children aged less than 12 years:
Codeine should not be used in children below the age of 12 years because of the risk of opioid toxicity due to the variable and unpredictable metabolism of codeine to morphine (see sections 4.3 and 4.4).
For oral administration only.
The duration of treatment should be limited to 3 days and if no effective pain relief is achieved the patients/carers should be advised to seek the views of a physician.
Some people may have side effects when using this
medicine. If you have any unwanted side effects you
should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or
other healthcare professional.
When using this product you may experience:
Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor
immediately if you experience:
• Severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting if you
have recently had your gall bladder removed
• Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin
rash and itching sometimes with swelling of the
mouth or face or shortness of breath
• Skin rash or peeling or mouth ulcers
• Breathing problems. These are more likely if you
have experienced them before when taking other
painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and
yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects,
talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
How do I know if I am addicted?
If you take this medicine according to the
instructions on the pack, it is unlikely you will
become addicted to the medicine. However, if the
following apply to you it is important that you talk
to your doctor:
• You need to take the medicine for longer periods
• You need to take more than the recommended
• When you stop taking the medicine you feel very
unwell but you fee