DF 118 30mg Tablets 100’s is an opiate painkiller. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain, such as after an operation or a serious injury.
- It’s also used for long-standing pain when weaker painkillers, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, have not worked.
Dihydrocodeine is only available on prescription. It also comes mixed with paracetamol, this is called co-dydramol.
It comes as standard tablets, slow-release tablets and as a liquid that you swallow. It can also be given by an injection into the muscle or under the skin. This is usually done in hospital.
Dihydrocodeine is also known by the brand names DHC Continus and DF118 Forte.
Adults and children aged 4 years and over can take dihydrocodeine.
DF 118 30mg Tablets 100’s is not suitable for some people. Tell a doctor before taking the medicine if you:
- have ever had an allergic reaction to dihydrocodeine or any other medicine
- have any stomach problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn’s disease, or if you’re taking medicines for these conditions
- have lung problems, asthma or breathing difficulties
- have a head injury or a condition that causes seizures or fits
- have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)