Adco-dol Headache Tablets 20s

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What are Adco-dol Headache Tablets?  Adco-Dol tablets are used for the relief of mild to moderate pain, pain associated with tension, and fever. COMPOSITION Each tablet contains:Paracetamol 450 mg Codeine Phosphate 10 mg Caffeine 45 mg Doxylamine Succinate 5 mg PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: A. 2.8 Analgesic Combinations PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: ADCO-DOL TABLETS...
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What are Adco-dol Headache Tablets?

 Adco-Dol tablets are used for the relief of mild to moderate pain, pain associated with tension, and fever.


Each tablet contains:
Paracetamol 450 mg

  • Codeine Phosphate 10 mg
  • Caffeine 45 mg
  • Doxylamine Succinate 5 mg


  • A. 2.8 Analgesic Combinations


  • TABLETS have antipyretic, analgesic and antihistaminic properties.


 ADCO-DOL TABLETS for adults:- Symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain, pain associated with tension, and fever.


 Sensitivity to active ingredients. Safety in pregnancy has not been established. Contra-indicated in respiratory depression, especially in the presence of cyanosis and excessive bronchial secretion, after operations on the biliary tract, acute alcoholism, head injuries and conditions in which intracranial pressure is raised. It should not be given during an attack of bronchial asthma or in heart failure secondary to chronic lung disease. Contra-indicated in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors or within fourteen days of stopping such treatment.


This medicine may lead to drowsiness and impaired concentration which is aggravated by the simultaneous intake of alcohol or other central nervous system depressant agents. Patients should be warned against taking charge of vehicles or machinery or performing potentially hazardous tasks where loss of concentration may lead to accidents. Paracetamol dosages in excess of those recommended may cause severe liver damage. Exceeding the prescribed dose, together with prolonged and continuous use of this medication, may lead to dependancy and addiction.


 Adults and children over 12 years : One or two tablets repeated four hourly if necessary. Do not exceed eight tablets per day.


 Consult your doctor if no relief is obtained with the recommended dosage. Do not use continuously for more than ten days without consulting your doctor.

ADCO-DOL TABLETS should not be given to children under 12 years of age. Patients suffering from liver or kidney disease should take paracetamol under medical supervision. Paracetamol may cause sensitivity reactions resulting in reversible skin rash or blood disorders. The most common side-effect of doxylamine succinate is sedation which can vary from slight drowsiness to deep sleep, and including inability to concentrate, lassitude, dizziness, hypotension, muscular weakness and incoordination. Other side effects include gastro-intestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation and epigastric pain. Headache, tinnitus, elation or depression, irritability, nightmares, anorexia, difficulty in micturition, dryness of the mouth, tightness of the chest and tingling, heaviness and weakness of the hands may occur. Symptoms of stimulation in adults include insomnia, nervousness, tachycardia, tremors, muscle twitching and convulsions. Large doses may precipitate fits in epileptics. Allergy and anaphylaxis may occur. Blood dyscrasias including agranulocytosis and haemolytic anaemia may occur. Doxylamine succinate has anticholinergic properties and should be used with care in conditions such as glaucoma and prostatic hypertrophy. The effects of atropine and tricyclic antidepressants may be enhanced. The warning symptoms of damage caused by ototoxic drugs may be masked and the metabolism of drugs in the liver may be effected. Doxylamine succinate may enhance the sedative effect of central nervous system depressants including alcohol, barbiturates, hypnotics, narcotic analgesics, sedatives and tranquillisers. Codeine may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, confusion, dry mouth, sweating, facial flushing, vertigo, bradycardia, palpitations, orthostatic hypotension, hypothermia, restlessness, changes of mood and miosis. Micturition may be difficult and there may be ureteric or biliary spasm. Raised intracranial pressure may occur. Reactions such as urticaria and pruritus may occur. Codeine should be given with caution to patients with hypothyroidism, adrenocortical insufficiency, impaired liver function, prostatic hypertrophy or shock. It should be used with caution in patients with inflammatory or obstructive bowel disorders.

The dosage should be reduced in elderly and debilitated patients. The depressant effects of codeine are enhanced by depressants of the central nervous system such as alcohol, anaesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, and phenothiazines. The prolonged use of high doses of codeine has produced dependance of the morphine type. Caffeine may cause restlessness, excitement, muscle tremor, tinnitus, scintillating scotoma, tachycardia and extrasystoles. Caffeine increases gastric secretions and may cause gastric ulceration. Caffeine should be given with care to patients with a history of peptic ulceration.


 See "SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS". In the event of overdosage consult a doctor or take the patient to the nearest hospital immediately. Specialised treatment is essential as soon as possible. The latest information regarding the treatment of overdosage can be obtained from the nearest poison centre, but in the event of this not being available, empty the stomach by aspiration and lavage. Supportive therapy may be required. Symptoms of overdosage include nausea and vomiting. Liver damage which may be fatal, may only appear after a few days. Kidney failure has been described following acute intoxication.


 TABLETS .Yellow, circular, flat tablet scored on one side only, and embossed with "ADCO" above and "DOL" below the score line.


 TABLETS: Packages in push-through blister packs of 10 tablets in containers of 20 tablets, and in securitainers of 20, 100, and 500 tablets


 Store below 25°C. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.

No more returns on international orders

Please note that due to new Covid-19 related rules, the South African Government no longer allows returns of medicines from abroad. If your parcel is refused entry into your country and marked "Return-to-Shipper", we will not be able to receive your returned parcel. Instead it will be destroyed by the S.A Customs Department upon arrival.

How to return an item from within South Africa

If you need to return an item, please follow these simple steps

28 day cooling off period

If you would like to return an item please notify us within 14 days of your order being delivered. You then have a further 14 days to return the item back to us. This gives you a maximum of 28 days in total to return an item.

You can contact us by completing the form on our contact us page, selecting 'returns' from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can notify a member of our Customer Care team on 011 568 3064.

Please note that we are unable to accept returns for the following unless they are damaged or faulty:

  • Perishable items.
  • Unsealed items with a protective seal due to health protection or hygiene reasons.
  • Medicinal products or services that are dispensed on prescription.

Please note, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Where do I send returns?

Once our Customer Care team have been notified, please arrange postage to:

F.A.O: Returns Department
25 Adderley St
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town
South Africa.

Unfortunately, we're unable to cover the costs of returning your items and cannot be liable for any damages incurred during transit. Please ensure they are properly secured and packaged and we'd recommend sending all returns via a recorded delivery service.

How long will it take to process my refund?

We aim to process your refund within 3-5 working days of receiving your item, however it can take up to 30 days to receive the refund via the original payment method.

Once you've cancelled the contract, you have a legal 'duty of care' to keep the items in a good condition and return them at your expense. We are entitled to deduct an amount from the refund to reflect any loss of revenue in the value of goods supplied which may be 100%, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling of the goods by you.

In accordance with the Consumer Protection Act, Regulations 68 of 2008, we will refund you the full amount paid for the items returned within 14 days of receipt of the notice of cancellation.

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