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Mom is 85. sleeping here. complaining of pain in back that is now above right waist. have tylenol (acetaminophen) w codeine.

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Avoid narcotics: in elderly patients. OK to use small doses of ibuprofen ( 200-400mg) 2-3 times a day if she is not allergic. It seems that YOU want to treat with Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine- never do that!- consult a physician unless you want a tragedy.
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