Dihydrocodeine is an opioid medicine (sometimes called an opiate). It is used to treat moderate-to-severe types of pain. It works by binding to certain tiny areas, called opioid receptors, in your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). This leads to a decrease in the way you feel pain and your reaction to pain. Dihydrocodeine is available on a prescription from a doctor or a PillPharm pharmacist.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor with a full glass of water or 240 milliliters unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication.