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Is acetaminophen-codeine safe for long-term use?

Acetaminophen-codeine is usually not appropriate for long-term use. The codeine in the medicine is an opiate drug, and, like other opiates, has addictive properties. Problems related to addiction usually do not occur with short-term use and withdrawal from codeine is usually easy.

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