Product Type: Boots Pain Relief
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Cured my neverending headache!
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Tablets
Member Name: MsTricia
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Tablets
Advantages: cheap, effective pain relief for me
Disadvantages: harder to swallow, taking them constantly will lead to addiction
A few weeks ago I was sincerely under the weather and had a never ending headache. I took ibuprofen 3 days on the trot and it was always there so on the friday morning before work I went to Boots and spoke to the chemist at the pharmacy counter who said that I shouldn't continue taking ibuprofen any more and that I should progress onto something a bit stronger. She advised me to take some Paracetemol and Codeine tablets and bless her cotton socks she gave me the cheapy Boots brand which was nice and in my budget!
The box is a basic white box, slightly different to the picture above as it has a burgundy/red wine colour basic design. The information is the same as the box says boldly "Can cause addiction, for 3 days use only". In the box there are 32 little round tablets. The tablets are for short term treatment of acute moderate pain such as headache, migraine, period pain etc. They are not to be taken with any other paracetemol containing products and it as explained that if taken for more than 3 days it can make headaches worse which seems counter productive if you ask me!
The tablets are not coated or sealed, so those who cannot taste fans of taking tablets may not be fond of these as you need to swallow them pretty quick so you don't notice anything! I did find swallowing them a bit more tricky and did lodge in my throat a bit compared to other pain relief tablets I have taken but my head was pounding so hard I didn't fuss too much!
In terms of effectiveness I have to say these did actually work magic. I took 2 in the morning after breakfast and then took 2 in the evening around 6 after eating dinner. My banging head was gone! It felt so good to have relief after waking up every morning 3 days on the trot with a pounding numbing headache and to wake up the following day and being completely pain free. I have since been keeping this box in my bag incase of pain relief as I have to say they are much more effective than nurofen and I didn't think I would ever say that! The following week my friend at work had a bad headache and so I gave her just one of these and within about 30 minutes she was bouncing off the walls as if she was never unwell! I think these do act really quick and are effective but I would definitely heed the warning not to take them for long periods as I think they can cause addiction similar to a lot of over the counter drugs.
A box of 32 costs for me £1.99 (or 199 lovely boots advantage card points which I used lol) so I think they are a cheap and handy pain relief I would definitely recommend for anyone who wants some simple tablets that hit the spot quickly and help ease the pain.
Summary: my newly preferred over the counter method of pain relief! move over nurofen!
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