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Hi, My name is Emmanuel, please I would like you to advise me oh what I can help a friend. She sent me a message last night that she was committing suicide so she took 8 pills of Adcodol. She didnt die but hiow can I help her to detox.
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Hi Emmanuel,
I saw your question on my i phone and thought I should reply you as soon as possible.
Adcodol contains the following ingredients:
Codeine 10 mg,
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) 450 mg,
Caffeine 45 mg, and
Doxylamine 5 mg.

Codeine and paracetamol are both pain relievers, and the doxylamine is an antihistamine that causes drowsiness and aids in sleep. Caffiene counters the sedative action of doxylamine in daytime.
However 8 tablets of adcodol will not kill and  she will recover without any complications. I dont  think she requires any  intervention other than rest and moral support.
She will recover unless she has some other problems. But let her rest and take her  to  a  psychiatrist for her suicidal tendency.
All the best
Ravi Ghooi

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I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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