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Important information about Codeine 30 mg - Tylenol no. 3

Description: Codeine is a narcotic pain reliever (analgesic). It is a member of the drug class opiates. Codeine is frequently combined with Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for more effective pain relief. Tylenol with Codeine preparations are: Tylenol #1 - 8mg of Codeine, Tylenol #2 - 15mg of Codeine, Tylenol of #3 - 30mg Codeine and Tylenol #4 - 60mg of Codeine. Codeine is used for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain. Its precise mechanism of pain relief is not clearly understood.

Precautions when taking Tylenol with Codeine: Tylenol with Codeine tablets contain a sulfite that can cause allergic asthma. Codeine can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. Alcohol and other sedatives, such as Xanax, can produce further brain impairment and even confusion when combined with codeine. Therefore, alcohol and other sedative intake should be limited when taking codeine. Codeine is generally avoided in children. Codeine may be habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur, but are unlikely when used for short-term pain relief. PREGNANCY: Codeine is generally avoided in pregnancy. NURSING MOTHERS: Codeine is generally avoided in nursing mothers.
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