Dihydrocodeine tartrate

Dihydrocodeine tartrate (DF 118 Forte / DHC Continus) is an opioid drug that is used as a painkiller. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, particularly after surgery. It is usually taken by mouth. Dihydrocodeine can also reduce coughing.

Co-formulations of dihydrocodeine and paracetamol are available, since these two drugs enhance each other’s painkilling properties. This combination is called co-dryamol.

Side-effects of dihydrocodeine include giddiness, feelings of hyperactivity, headaches and difficulty breathing. Dihydrocodeine can also be abused, leading to dependence and addiction in rare cases.

Dihydrocodeine is not known to interact with any anti-HIV drugs.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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