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What should I know about aspirin and codeine?

Aspirin and codeine in combination is not currently available for treatment because it has been discontinued in the United States. Doctors should no longer be prescribing either aspirin and codeine or the former brand name version, Empirin with Codeine.

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Who should not take analgesics?
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What are analgesics?
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How effective is capsaicin?
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What is a narcotic?
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