Side Effects of Acetaminophen With Codeine

Common Side Effects of Acetaminophen With Codeine

Common side effects of acetaminophen with codeine may include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • An unusual pleasant or happy feeling (euphoria)
  • An unusual unpleasant feeling (dysphoria)
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
Many people consider themselves "allergic" to acetaminophen with codeine if they experience nausea and vomiting due to the medication. However, this is a common side effect and is not a true allergy. In many cases, this side effect goes away as a person continues to use the medication. Taking acetaminophen with codeine with food may help prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting.

Final Thoughts on Acetaminophen With Codeine Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the acetaminophen with codeine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of acetaminophen with codeine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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