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A 20-year-old female asked about a 22-year-old male:

Will tylenol with codeine 3 help with headaches and migraines (acetaminophen cod #3)?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes, BUT that is a : Strong medication. I encourage you to see your physician or neurologist to find out what kind of headaches you have. That way a treatment plan can be tailored for you rather then just taking a narcotic.
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not significantly: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 may help dull the pain. If you are going to take an opioid, Codeine is the opioid that is recommended. However, opioids are habit forming and carries their own dangers. Nsaids may help as well, but ergots and triptans are usually the drugs of choice to break a true migraine. Both tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen also can lead to rebound headaches if they are not true migraines. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can help: but there are better treatments such as triptans and naproxen,
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Last updated Sep 19, 2019

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