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Brand name: Paracetamol plus Codeine 500 mg/15 mg (Pharmacy Action)

Paracetamol plus Codeine 500 mg/15 mg (Pharmacy Action) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paracetamol + codeine. On this page you will find out more about Paracetamol plus Codeine 500 mg/15 mg (Pharmacy Action), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: paracetamol + codeine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Paracetamol plus Codeine 500 mg/15 mg (Pharmacy Action) uncoated tablet, 20

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Temporary relief of moderate to severe acute pain associated with strong headaches, migraine headaches, dental surgery or toothache, menstrual pain and sports injuries (e.g. backaches and muscular pain)

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off white capsule shaped uncoated tablets plain on one side and breakline on other side.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
12: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
20: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
24: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
30: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
36: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
40: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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