Central nervous system depressant, analgesic, cough suppressant.
Dihydrocodeine tablets, white, 30mgs, marked DF118. Ampoules for injection. Also as an elixir. Co-dydramol tablets contain a mixture of dihydrocodeine and paracetamol.
euphoria, reduced anxiety, relaxation.
drowsiness, confusion, disorientation.
tolerance, accidents, overdose.
dependence. If injected, damage to veins and circulation.
To treat moderate pain.
Tablets are Class B under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971, while injectable ampoules are Class A.
How is it taken?
Orally or injection. Tablets may be crushed and injected.
If tablets are injected: needles and syringes, water, matches or lighter, spoon, tourniquet.
Where does it come from?
This is a pharmaceutical drug which is sometimes diverted from manufacturers, pharmacies or GPs prescriptions.
Drug counselling agencies and drug dependency clinics.