Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN and CODEINE.
Pronunciation: (a set a mee' noe fen) (koe' deen)
Trade Name(s): Codomolindoin ,Neofebrin, TWC 30, Aceta with Codeine, APAP with codeine, Capital with Codeine, Phenaphen with Codeine, Tylenol with Codeine.
Why it is prescribed: Acetaminophen is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. Codeine is an alkaloid, obtained from opium or prepared from morphine. This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain; acetaminophen also reduces fever and codeine reduces coughing.
When it is to be taken: This medication is usually taken every four hours. Follow the instructions on your prescription carefully.
How it should be taken: This medication comes in the form of tablets, caps
Special Instruction: 1. This drug can be habit-forming. Do not take it more often or for a longer period of time.
2. Codeine makes some people drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate any dangerous machinery.
Side Effects: The side effects seen rarely are dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty in breathing, fainting, stomach pain, and constipation.
Other Precautions: 1. Alcohol may increase the drowsiness caused by this drug. Do not drink alcohol beverages while taking this medication.
2. Do not take sleeping pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, antidepressants, or other pain relievers without consulting your doctor.
3. Before you take this drug, see to it that your doctor knows your entire medical history.
4. If you are a pregnant or a breast-feeding woman, inform your doctor before taking this medication.
5. Do not take this medication if you have had a previous allergic reaction to codeine or acetaminophen.
6. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.
Storage Conditions: Keep this medication out of the reach of children.