Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets Pack of 32


Developed with a triple action formula, containing paracetamol, codeine, and caffeine for bringing fast and effective pain relief for the short-term treatment of acute moderate pain. This medicine should not be taken for more than 3 days. 


Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets are painkillers which can be used for moderate aches and pains. These tablets dissolve in water, making them perfect for those who need effective pain relief, but struggle to swallow tablets or capsules. If you’re looking for a way to ease your pain and find that other painkillers haven’t worked, Solpadeine Max could be the solution you need.

Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets can be used for the short-term relief of headache, migraine, dental pain, period pain, strains & sprains, backache, arthritis and rheumatic pain and sciatica.


What is in Solpadeine Max Soluble tablets?

Solpadeine Max contains 500mg Paracetamol and 12.8mg of Codeine per tablet, together with caffeine this provides a strong triple action of pain relief which can help ease pain and discomfort caused by a number of conditions.

How do I take Solpadeine Max soluble tablets?

For those suitable, the correct dose of Solpadeine Max Soluble is ‘1 to 2 tablets to be taken every 4 to 6 hours as required dissolving in water. No more than 8 tablets should be taken within a 24 hour period.’ (The number of tablets that can be taken is dependant on the age of the user, please see the ‘Directions’ tab for more information.)

Why is there a maximum of 3 day use?

Solpadeine Max contains Codeine, which if used incorrectly can become addictive, so therefore it is advised that the medication is not taken for more than 3 consecutive days. If your pain has not subsided in this period, it is recommended that you speak to your own Doctor for advice.

Can I get addicted to Solpadeine Max soluble?

Solpadeine Max will not become an addictive medication if the guidelines set out by the manufacturer are followed correctly. If only being taken for short term pain relief and for no more than 3 consecutive days there should be no issues.

The medication can become addictive if the guidelines are not followed correctly or if it is taken over long periods of time if you feel this is the case it is recommended that you speak to your Doctor.

Can I take any other painkillers while using Solpadeine Max Soluble?

Solpadeine Max can be used in conjunction with Ibuprofen and some topical pain reliefs such as 4head or Deep Freeze. It should not be taken with any other medication which includes paracetamol or codeine. Solpadeine Max should not be taken with any other medication containing paracetamol or codeine. If you are taking any other medication (herbal, prescription or non-prescription), it is always best to seek advice with a healthcare professional before you start taking Solpadeine Max.

Can I drive/operate machines whilst using Solpadeine Max Soluble?

Do not drive while taking Solpadeine Max until you are aware of how it will affect you as Solpadeine Max may cause drowsiness and could affect skilled tasks such as driving or operating machines.


The duration of treatment should be limited to 3 days, and if no effective pain relief is achieved, the patients/carers should be advised to consult a doctor.

  • Adults (including the elderly): 2 tablets dissolved in at least half a tumbler of water every 4-6 hours up to four times a day if necessary. Do not take more than 8 tablets (4 doses) in 24 hours.
  • Children aged 16-18 years: 1-2 tablets every 6 hours when necessary up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Children aged less than 12 years: codeine should not be used in children below the age of 12 years.


Do not take Solpadeine Max Soluble tablets:

  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, codeine, caffeine or to any of the other ingredients in this medicine (please see leaflet enclosed with your medicine).
  • If you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.
  • If you are under 12 years.
  • For pain relief in children and adolescents (0-18 years of age) after removal of their tonsils or adenoids due to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.
  • If you know that you metabolise very rapidly codeine into morphine.
  • If you are breastfeeding.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Solpadeine Max Soluble tablets if you have:

  • liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease.
  • Bowel problems including blockage of your bowel.
  • Had an operation to remove your gall bladder.
  • Been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars.
  • If you are on a controlled sodium diet. Each tablet contains 427 mg of sodium.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any prescribed medicines.

Side Effects

When using this product, you may experience:

  • Constipation

Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • severe abdominal pain, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting if you have recently had your gall bladder removed.
  • Nervousness, dizziness, irritability, drowsiness or restlessness.
  • Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching sometimes with swelling of the mouth or face or shortness of breath.
  • Skin rash or peeling or mouth ulcers, itching or sweating.
  • Nervousness, dizziness, irritability, drowsiness or restlessness.
  • Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them before when taking other painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding.
  • Nausea, upset stomach, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
  • Difficulty in urinating.

Like all medications, Solpadeine Max Soluble tablets can have side effects, however not everyone will experience these.

If you are concerned about any of these side effects or any other side effects, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.