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Tylenol® with Codeine (acetaminophen with codeine) is a medication that can be prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. It is classified as a controlled substance because it contains a narcotic (codeine) that has the potential to be abused.
It is either taken "as needed" or on a scheduled basis. "As needed" means you will only take a dose if you are experiencing pain (if you are not in pain, you will skip the dose), while "scheduled use" means you should take it on schedule, even if you are not in pain. Most healthcare providers prescribe it on an "as needed" basis, rather than a scheduled basis. In some situations, a scheduled basis is appropriate (such as in people with constant cancer-related pain).
While post people tolerate Tylenol 3 well, potential side effects include lightheadedness, vomiting, and drowsiness. The medicine comes in tablet and oral solution form, and is typically taken every four hours as needed for pain. Be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, as this could lead to overdose symptoms or to poisoning from the acetaminophen component, which can cause liver failure.
(Click Tylenol with Codeine for more information about how the medication works, what other side effects may occur, and what you should talk to your healthcare provider about before starting treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Tylenol 3.)