Acetaminophen-Codeine #3 , a combination of acetaminophen and the narcotic codeine, is an oral tablet pain-killer used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
This type of drug works by decreasing the formation of prostaglandins, while the codeine attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, so that pain can be eased. This medicine can be taken with food if it upsets your stomach, although this may reduce its effectiveness.
Acetaminophen-Codeine #3 may cause dizziness, sleepiness and light headache. Patients who take this medicine may also have constipation. Adults should take less than 4-gram in total per day. The daily dose for a child depends on the childs weight and will be determined by your doctor. Drinking alcohol while taking Acetaminophen-Codeine #3 is not recommended.
Acetaminophen-Codeine #3 can be prescribed to treat other medical conditions, as suggested by your doctor.