Codeine/acetaminophen also known as cocodamole. It works by cooling the body by changing the way the body perceives pain.
- Acetaminophen and codeine are combination drugs used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
- Paracetamol and codeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
- Do not give acetaminophen and codeine to anyone under the age of 12 or to anyone under the age of 18 who has recently had surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids.
Paracetamol and codeine combinations are available as tablets, capsules, and oral liquids. In general, take every 4 hours as needed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take acetaminophen and codeine as directed.
Some common side effects are:
- drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
Some side effects can be serious:
- loss of appetite
- hallucinations (seeing things that aren't there or hearing voices)
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or legs
- hoarse voice
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.