One patient of his had been buying up to 80 co-codamol
tablets over the counter on top of their prescription.
In her report, the GP said: "I prescribed him Co-codamol
and we had a discussion because he was concerned about the amount of painkillers he was already taking.
In addition, the following clinical data were collected from the electronic medical records: (1) body mass index (BMI), (2) type of chronic pain condition: osteoarthritis (OA), low back pain, migraine, post-traumatic, headache, and others (neck and shoulder pain, elbow pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, facial pain, and neuropathic pain), (3) comorbidities: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, ischemic heart disease (IHD), obesity, depression, gastritis, thyroid disease and dyslipidemia, and (4) type of analgesic prescribed: diclofenac, amitriptyline, celecoxib, tramadol, paracetamol, gabapentin, and co-codamol
At the height of his addiction, Tom says, he was taking 30 co-codamol
tablets a day and risking accidental overdose.
Often I can't get out of bed until I've taken my co-codamol
The former X Factor star revealed that she was at the lowest ebb when she realized that she was to be charged with conspiracy to supply drugs and popped in 11 co-codamol
, along with a bottle of vodka to end her life, the Mirror reported.
The drugs which include tramadol capsules, diazepam tablets, co-codamol
tablets zolpidem tablets and zopiclone tablets are thought to be in circulation as a result of illegal diversion from the legitimate supply chain.
Waterworth, who has been linked with a summer move to Linfield, said: "I had a chat with my mum who gave me a bit of TLC, and I was popping co-codamol
Nurses, pharmacists and midwives with the right experience and who have completed additional post-registration training, will be permitted to prescribe Schedule 2, 3, 4 and 5 controlled drugs, which include morphine, diamorphine (heroin) and prescription-strength co-codamol
I persist in continuing to wear a pair of six inch high Yves Saint Laurent platforms despite the fact I have fallen down in the street on more than one occasion (more like half a dozen), because they are so beautiful and I have to take a couple of Co-codamol
before I go out in my Louboutin Pigalle stilettos but I still squeeze my feet into them.
Opiods Codeine phosphate, Co-codamol
Fentanyl, Morphine Antibacterials Doxycycline, Aminoglycosides, Erythromycin, Co-amoxyclav Sulphonamides, Flucloxacillin **, Metronidazole Penicillins Antifungals Miconazole, Amphotericin Ketoconazole, Antivirals Aciclovir, Famciclovir, Ganciclovir Anthistamines Chlorpheniramine Adrenaline, Other Dexamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Tranexamic acid Table 3.
These include co-codamol
(each tablet contains codeine phosphate 8mg and paracetamol 500mg) and paramol (each tablet contains dihydrocodeine 7.
A painkiller made from a mix between codeine and paracetamol.
Dr Jarvis says: "People often don't know cold and flu remedies contain paracetamol, or that co-codamol
has paracetamol as well as codeine.
The nurse, who had worked for the health board since 2004, had been stealing boxes of codeine and co-codamol
tablets from the unit's drug cabinet.