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.
Dihydrocodeine - This is an opioid containing medicine that is effective in the treatment of mild, moderate to severe pain. Dihydrocodeine acts on the same receptors in the body as the endorphins blocking the transmission of pain signals sent by nerves to the brain. Dihydrocodeine treats sciatica, nerve pain, post surgery pain, joint pain, headaches, backache, migraine, neuralgia, rheumatic and muscular pain. DHC Continus, prolonged release tablets are a brand that contains 60mg, 90mg and 120mg of dihydrocodeine, designed to release the medicine over a prolonged period of 12 hours for relief against continuous chronic pain.