• Lynda Eddleman Lynda Eddleman
    December 08, 2010
    What are acetaminophen cod 3 tablets used to treat?
    Lynda Eddleman Lynda Eddleman
    December 08, 2010

    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
    December 09, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 09, 2010

    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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