What Is Acetaminophen With Codeine Used For?

Acetaminophen With Codeine Use in Children

Acetaminophen with codeine is approved for use in children as young as three years old. It is available in a liquid form (in addition to tablets) that is ideal for use in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug in children.
 
Acetaminophen with codeine should be used in children only when the benefits outweigh the risks. If a child is given this medication, it is very important to monitor his or her breathing, as the drug can cause dangerously slow or irregular breathing.
 
Acetaminophen with codeine should never be used in children for post-surgical pain after tonsil and/or adenoid removal. Although acetaminophen with codeine has been used for this purpose in the past, deaths have occurred, and there are warnings to specifically not allow codeine use in this situation.
 

Off-Label Acetaminophen With Codeine Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend acetaminophen with codeine for something other than pain. Off-label acetaminophen with codeine uses include the treatment of:
 
These off-label uses are not considered legitimate by most healthcare professionals, as there are more appropriate medications available to treat such conditions.
 
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