Tylenol with Codeine Side Effects

Lightheadedness, constipation, and shortness of breath are some of the common side effects of Tylenol with Codeine. While side effects such as nausea and vomiting are often mistaken for signs of an allergic reaction, these are usually side effects, and they generally improve over time. Other potentially serious Tylenol with Codeine side effects that require immediate medical attention include severe drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty passing urine.

An Introduction to Tylenol with Codeine Side Effects

As with any medicine, Tylenol® with Codeine (acetaminophen with codeine) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tylenol with Codeine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Tylenol with Codeine side effects with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Tylenol with Codeine

Common side effects of Tylenol with Codeine may include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • An unsually pleasant or happy feeling (euphoria)
  • An unusually unpleasant feeling (dysphoria)
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
     
Many people consider themselves "allergic" to Tylenol with Codeine if they experience nausea and vomiting due to the medication. However, this is a common side effect and is not a true allergy. In many cases, this side effect goes away as a person continues to use the drug. Taking Tylenol with Codeine with food may help prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting.
 
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