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Acetaminophen, Codeine and Caffeine

It’s a combination pain reliever medication. It is indicatedfor the treatment of mild to moderate pain associated with conditions like:

  • Dentalpain
  • Musclepain
  • Painfulmenstruation
  • Headache
  • Painafter operation, accident

Acetaminophen belongs to the non-opioid group of medicationknown as an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretics or fever reducer.Codeine belongs to the narcotics analgesics or opioid group of medication whilecaffeine belongs to the stimulant group of medication. Codeine works in thebrain. It changes how the body feels and responds to pain. Caffeine works byincreasing pain relief from certain types of headache while acetaminophen worksby reducing the pain and fever. The combined action of the three activeingredients helps relieve pain.

How to use Acetaminophen, Codeine and Caffeine?

The usual dose is one tablet every 4 to 6 hours. If one tabletis not effective, take two tablets at the next dose. The total daily doseshould not exceed 12 tablets in a day. Take this drug by mouth with a glass ofwater. You can take it with or without food. Your dose is based on your medicalcondition and how you respond to the treatment.

Take this drug as directed. Do not take more than therecommended dose. Taking more than the required dose in a day may increase yourrisk of liver damage and could be fatal. This drug works best if they are usedat the first sign of pain. This medication won’t work well if you wait for thepain to become worse.

What are the side effects of Acetaminophen, Codeine and Caffeine?

Some of the side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Abdominalpain
  • Signsof breathing problems like wheezing, and trouble breathing
  • Skinrash
  • Troublesleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nauseaand vomiting
  • Stomachupset

Serious side effects are:

  • Hallucinations
  • Confusions
  • Signsof serious allergic reactions

Inform your doctor if the side effects mentioned arebothersome. Stop taking this medication and seek medical assistance right awayif you will experience any of the serious side effects mentioned.

Important Information

  • Do nottake this medication longer than 5 days to relieve pain nor longer than 3 daysto reduce fever.
  • Do nottake this drug if you are intoxicated by alcohol
  • Childrenyounger than 12 years of age should not use this medication
  • Thisdrug should be avoided by patients experiencing acute asthma and acuterespiratory depression
  • Do nottake this drug if you have a seizure, severely reduced kidney and liverfunction, heart problems, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis and intestinalproblems
  • Thismedication is not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding mother
  • If youare using any other medications, tell your doctor right away before you usethis drug.

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