Medicinal Products

PARACETAMOL CODEINE ARROW 400 mg / 20 mg

Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Analgesics
active ingredients: Paracetamol + Codeine
laboratory: Arrow Generic

Tablet breackable
box of 16
All forms

Indication

Symptomatic treatment of pain of moderate to intense intensity not responding to the use of peripheral analgesics used alone.

Dosage PARACETAMOL CODEINE ARROW 400 mg / 20 mg scored tablet box of 16

Symptomatic treatment of pain of moderate to intense intensity not responding to the use of peripheral analgesics used alone.

Against indications

This medicine is CONTRAINDICATED in case of:

Hypersensitivity to any of the components of this medication,

· Hepatocellular insufficiency,

· Asthma and respiratory failure (due to the presence of codeine)

· Apart from a punctual intake during breastfeeding (see section on Pregnancy and breastfeeding ),

· Combination with morphine agonists-antagonists; buprenorphine, nalbuphine, pentazocine (see section 4.5. Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction ).

This medicine is NOT recommended in combination with alcohol or drugs containing alcohol (see section Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction ).

ANSM alert of 12/05/2015:


The CMDH also endorsed the PRAC recommendation to contraindicate codeine in patients known to be ultra-fast metabolisers of CYP2D6 substrates. In addition, the CMDH recommends extending the contraindication during breastfeeding to all adult codeine-containing specialties, regardless of indication.

Pending the modification of the marketing authorizations concerned, the ANSM recommends taking into account these restrictions of use right now.

Side effects Paracetamol Codeine Arrow

Paracetamol-related

Some rare cases of allergic accidents are manifested by simple skin rashes with erythema or urticaria and require stopping treatment.

Very exceptional cases of thrombocytopenia have been reported.

Codeine-related

At therapeutic doses: the side effects of codeine are moderate.

Possibility of: constipation, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, allergic skin reactions, bronchospasm, respiratory depression (see Contraindications section ).

There is a risk of dependence and abrupt cessation syndrome, which can be observed in the user and in the newborn of a mother poisoned with codeine.

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