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Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

See below: Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of codeine. The combination of Acetaminophen and Codeine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine?

Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine?

Yes: Don't take more than your doctor recommends to avoid unpleasant side effects. You don't mention what the strength of the tylenol (acetaminophen) is or how often you're taking "3". Be careful not to exceed 4, 000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) in any 24 hour period. Your liver will thank you for your attentiveness! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine plus aspirin?

Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine plus aspirin?

Should be: Aspirin works by a totally different mechanism and it is an antiinflammatory as well as a blood thinning drug, while Acetaminophen and Codeine are not;having said that, Acetaminophen plus Codeine 3 of them, may be a bit too much on its own. ...Read more

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It bad for me to take ibuprofen with acetaminophen and codeine?

It bad for me to take ibuprofen with  acetaminophen and codeine?

It's okay: But if you're taking them for any length of time (let's say >1 week), you should have a blood sample drawn to monitor your kidney function as there is sometimes adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate together?

Is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate together?

3 acetaminophen code: This really depends on what your prescribed and how he told you to take it. Do not take the medication in any manner other than as prescribed. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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What are my options for pain management if I can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?

What are my options for pain management if I can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?

Excellent question: I'd start with a good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam.Traditional treatments incl TENS units, NSAIDS (oral or topical), steroids, spinal stimulators, nerve blocks,rhizotomy, etc.A better alternative for many pts. is to have dr. that can find the ROOT CAUSE of the pain & fix it w/ treatments like manipulation/prolotherapy/neuroproltherapy, removing foods which cause inflammation, etc ...Read more

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Please answer! what options for pain management do I have if i can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?

Please answer! what options for pain management do I have if i can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?

Several: Depending on the the type of pain you have, there are several other medication classes that could be tried. In addition, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, and injection therapy among others may all be options depending on your pain and specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Acetaminophen And Codeine (Definition)

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more