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What should I know about acetaminophen-codeine before taking it?

There are several things you should know:

  • Acetaminophen-codeine can cause drowsiness, so anyone taking it should be careful about operating vehicles or machinery.
  • Some people may be allergic to acetaminophen-codeine, so it is important to notify your doctor of any drug allergies you may have.
  • Tell your doctor if you drink more than two alcoholic beverages a day or have done so in the past. Acetaminophen-codeine can affect the liver.
  • It is possible to take too much acetaminophen-codeine. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.
  • Acetaminophen-codeine can be passed to a child. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, expect to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding a baby.
  • Tell your doctor about any other drugs take you are taking, whether or not they are prescription or over-the-counter, as drug interactions may occur.

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