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Who Should Not Take Acetaminophen With Codeine?

You should not take acetaminophen with codeine if you are:
 
  • Are allergic to codeine phosphate, acetaminophen, Tylenol with Codeine, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients. If you are allergic to other narcotics or opiates, you may also be allergic to acetaminophen with codeine.
 
  • Are a child having tonsil and/or adenoid removal surgery (since deaths have occurred in this situation).
 

Acetaminophen With Codeine Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which acetaminophen with codeine should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific acetaminophen with codeine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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