Precautions and Warnings With Acetaminophen With Codeine
Before starting a new drug, you should understand its precautions and warnings. With acetaminophen with codeine, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have liver, kidney, or lung disease before starting treatment. It is also important to know that acetaminophen with codeine can cause drowsiness, constipation, and irregular breathing. Do not take the medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, codeine, or other narcotics.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking acetaminophen with codeine (Tylenol® with Codeine) if you have:
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Addison's disease
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease or breathing problems of any sort
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.