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Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Lynda Eddleman, Community Member, asks

Q: What Is Acetaminophen Cod 3 Tablets

I use to take darvocet for my cronic pain, I Have a bulgin disk with severe pain. Now they change my medication to acetaminphen cod 3 all i hear about this medication is it helps with sore thoats how will this help my pain?


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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
12/ 9/10 3:24am

This is the same thing as Tylenol 3 or Tylenol with codeine.  Codeine is a stronger opioid than Darvocet, so it should help give you some pain relief.  It's effectiveness is not limited to sore throats.  It works on the body's opioid receptors to block pain signals, wherever they come from.

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By Lynda Eddleman, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 12/08/10