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Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules Information

About Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain relief and is made up of two different forms of pain medication. The combinations of these two medications provide better pain relief than either on its own.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules:
  • Infection
  • Lung disease or breathing difficulties
  • Drink more than 3 beverages per day that contain alcohol
  • Heart or circulation problems
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Constipation
  • Seizures or other neurologic disorders
  • Problems urinating
  • Anemia
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to acetaminophen, codeine, other opiate analgesics, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules tablets or capsules should be taken whole orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take with food. Remember, when taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to not take more than directed.

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules

In the event that a dose of Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Antacids
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Warfarin
  • Alcohol
  • Medicines for seizures
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Cimetidine
  • Medicines containing alcohol
  • Certain antidepressants or tranquilizers
  • Barbiturates such as Phenobarbital
  • Certain antihistamines that are used in cold medicines
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules.

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Gas or heartburn
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Nausea or vomiting

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules:

  • Cold clammy skin
  • Chest pain or irregular heartbeat
  • Fever, chills, muscle aches and pains
  • Severe rash
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • Unusual weakness

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules and may affect desired results. Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules is against the law.

How To Store Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules

The following is general storage information for Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules:

  • It is important that you store Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules. If you experience any other side effects while taking Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Acetaminophen Codeine Capsules, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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