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How does acetaminophen-codeine treat coughs?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Acetaminophen-codeine is effective for treating some types of coughs. The codeine in the medicine acts on the brain's cough center primarily through action on mu-type opioid nervous system receptors. This action results in the inhibition of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce the cough response.

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