Co-dydramol vs co-codamol – two related opioids

Co-codamol is one of the most popular drugs prescribed in the UK and almost the most popular prescription painkiller. Co-dydramol, on the other hand, is much less popular medicine used for the management of pain. I will highlight the main differences between both drugs and (if possible) review the effectiveness of both drugs as painkillers. Co-dydramol vs co-codamol summary of the post:

  • Difference between co-codamol and co-dydramol (active ingredients)
  • Co-dydramol vs co-codamol: Availability of both drugs on prescription and over the counter options
  • Which drug is more popular?
  • Co-dydramol vs co-codamol – effectiveness. Is one better than the other?
  • Common side effects

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Flucloxacillin vs Amoxicillin: 2 most POPULAR antibiotics

Amoxicillin is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic in the UK, with over 6 mln prescriptions issued in the last 12 months. Flucloxacillin is less popular with around 3.6 mln prescriptions issued during the same time (OpenPrescribing.net, 2021). Both antibiotics’ distinct popularity comes mainly from different recommended use in the treatment of bacterial infections, even though both drugs belong to the same class of antibiotics: penicillins. This post focuses on highlighting the main differences between drugs. Flucloxacillin vs amoxicillin, a summary of the post:

  • The legal classification of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin
  • Licensed use of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin
  • Forms available
  • Child formulations for flucloxacillin and amoxicillin
  • Differences in administration 
  • Common side effects
  • Seasonality in prescribing

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