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Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN/CODEINE - ORALPronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/KOE-deen)Capital With Codeine Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to help relieve mild
to moderate pain. It contains a narcotic pain reliever (codeine) and a
non-narcotic pain reliever (acetaminophen). Codeine works in the brain to
change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce
How To Use Capital With Codeine Oral
See also Warning section.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to
take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to
decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head
movement as possible).
If you are using a liquid form of this medication, use a
medication measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not
use a household spoon becau...
Alternative NamesTylenol # 3 overdose; Phenaphen with codeine overdose; Tylenol with codeine overdoseSymptomsAirways and lungs
Breathing shallowBreathing slow and laboredRespiratory arrestEyes, ears, nose, and throat
Pinpoint pupilsHeart and blood vessels
Low blood pressureNervous system
ComaConvulsionsDrowsinessStupor (lack of alertness)Skin
Bluish skin (fingernails and lips)Cold, clammy skinHeavy sweatingStomach and gastrointestinal system
Nausea and vomitingSpasms of the stomach and intestinesVomitingLiver failureUrinary system
Can you take Naproxen along with Vicodin for pain? Are there any side effects? Sean.
This type of question can be safely answered only by your own physician because he or she needs to answer it in the context of your full medical history and all medications you may be using, both prescription and over-the-counter. Combining NSAIDs such as naproxen with the acetaminophen in Vicodin can increase the risk of kidney problems, so this combination should be used only under the supervision of your physician.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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