Okay, I've got some mild pelvic pain that's causing problems. Now, I took some panadol earlier but it's done nothing. The doctors told me it was okay for me to take panadeine forte for the pain, but when reading the panadol box I noticed it said you can't take it if you take something else containing paracetamol.
So my question is, is taking panadeine forte after having had panadol earlier too risky? Has anyone done this?
It might sound dumb and for that I apologise but I'm thoroughly confused and in pain.
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12-02-2009 20:00 #1
Panadol & Panadeine Forte
12-02-2009 20:08 #2
you just need to wait the amount of time until you would have been able to have panadol again, and then you can take the panadeine.
12-02-2009 20:09 #3
AHHH thank you!
12-02-2009 20:12 #4
It is not silly question at all and it is something that I would hve second guessed as well, and have before as well.
I personally wouldn't take Forte (but mainly becuase it is panadine) unless I was totally sure, so I would call 1800 022 222 (health direct) they would be more than happy to help you I'm sure and they work 24hrs.
12-02-2009 20:20 #5
i had panadine forte during pregnancy. i was directed by hospitals and two drs that it was fine to take. the effects of it for you are the same for the bub. just makes them sleepy.
wait the 4hrs and then take the forte. if you are worried just take one and then you can take another a half an hour later if it has had no effect.
hope the pain eases for you
13-02-2009 09:31 #6
Panadeine Forte IS panadol..but with codeine added to it. So you need to wait at least 4-6 hours after you last had panadol. If you only took 1 panadol then you can take 1 panadeine forte now etc. But no more than 1 gram (which is 2 tablets of either) of paracetamol every 4-6 hours. And no more than 4g over a 24hr period. So if you need it in 4 hours make sure you space it out next time etc.
The codeine in the panadeine forte WILL cross the placenta to the baby and quaver is right, it will make them sleepy. Your other option is to look at using regular panadeine and not panadeine forte, which still has codeine but smaller quantities.
Personally, if you have mild pain I would stick to panadol or panadeine unless you have regularly used panadeine forte before. Panadeine forte is a fairly strong pain killer and can have lots of side effects for some people. For me, it drops my blood pressure and makes me very drowsy and I have difficulty breathing. It can also make you constipated so keep an eye on that too.
Hope the pain gets better soon!
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