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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 chronic pain (I have a bulging disc with severe pain). Now my doctors have changed my medication to "acetaminphen cod 3."  All I hear about this medication is it helps with sore thoats -- how will this help my disc 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, so it should be effective at easing the pain you're in from your disc.  I hope this helps!

Here are some other links on medications you might find helpful as you're dealing with this:

Using Tylenol Responsibly

 Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds



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By Lynda Eddleman, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/25/14, First Published: 12/08/10