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|Capital® and Codeine; Phenaphen® With Codeine; Tylenol® With
|Foreign Brand Names|
|Lenoltec® With Codeine (Canada); Novo-Gesic-C8 (Canada); Novo-Gesic-C15 (Canada); Novo-Gesic-C30 (Canada); Tylex CD (Mexico)|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to acetaminophen, codeine, or any other part of
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used as a pain
|How does it work?|
- Acetaminophen reduces pain by preventing production of chemicals
called prostaglandins. These chemicals make pain receptors more sensitive to
- Codeine binds to brain receptors, relieving pain. The feeling of pain
and a person's response to pain are also
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
- A liquid (suspension) is available if you cannot swallow pills. Those
who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before
and after medicine is given. Shake well first.
- Make sure you are drinking enough liquids unless told to drink less by
healthcare provider. Avoid products with caffeine.
- Do not suddenly stop using this medicine if you have been taking it
for a long time. Medicine should be slowly decreased.
- Do not take more than prescribed amount. Liver damage can
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Since this medicine is frequently taken on an as needed basis, do not
take more frequently than every 4-6 hours or as prescribed by healthcare
|What are the precautions when taking this
- This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- If you are 65 or older, you may have more side effects. You could feel
sleepy and shaky.
- You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities
until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines
and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives,
tranquilizers, mood stabilizers, or pain medicine. Talk with healthcare
- If you are taking quinidine, talk to healthcare provider. Codeine may
not work well.
- Tell healthcare provider if you have lung disease. You may be
sensitive to this medicine.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are heavy drinker. This medicine and
frequent alcohol use can damage the liver.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine,
especially pain medicines. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it
affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of
breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Feeling sleepy, lightheaded, or dizzy. Avoid driving, doing other
tasks or activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine
- Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking
hard candy, or chewing gum may help.
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk to healthcare provider about a stool softener or
|What should I monitor?|
- Keep a diary of how well your pain is controlled. If not well
controlled, talk with healthcare provider.
- If no bowel movements in 3 days, talk with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Too tired or sleepy.
- Changes in thinking clearly and logically.
- Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Severe nausea or vomiting.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight, light-resistant container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new
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