Kapake or co-codamol, contains two active ingredients, paracetamol 500mg and codeine 30mg, acting as painkillers for the relief of moderate pain. Both active ingredients work together to give a combined analgesic effect.
Paracetamol not only reduces the intensity of pain signals sent to the brain, it also lowers raised temperatures.
Codeine is an opiate and binds to tiny opioid receptors found all over the body in areas such as the brain, spinal cord and gut. It then blocks the transmission of signals sent to the brain, resulting in pain relief.
Managing pain makes patients more mobile again and reduces the risk of anxiety, stress and depression.