Codeine has a danger for abuse and habit, which might result in overdose and loss of life. Codeine can also trigger extreme, presumably deadly, respiratory issues. To decrease your danger, your physician ought to have you ever take the smallest dose of codeine that works, and take it for the shortest attainable time. See additionally Methods to Use part for extra details about habit.
The danger for extreme respiratory issues is increased whenever you begin this treatment and after a dose improve, or should you take the flawed dose/power. Taking this treatment with alcohol or different medication that may trigger drowsiness or respiratory issues might trigger very severe unintended effects, together with loss of life. Additionally, different medicines can have an effect on the elimination of codeine out of your physique, which can have an effect on how codeine works. Be certain you understand how to take this treatment and what different medication it is best to keep away from taking with it. See additionally Drug Interactions part. Get medical assist immediately if any of those very severe unintended effects happen: gradual/shallow respiratory, uncommon lightheadedness, extreme drowsiness/dizziness, problem waking up.
Maintain this drugs in a secure place to forestall theft, misuse, or abuse. If somebody by accident swallows this drug, get medical assist immediately.
One ingredient on this product is acetaminophen. Taking an excessive amount of acetaminophen might trigger severe (presumably deadly) liver illness. Adults mustn’t take greater than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) of acetaminophen a day. Individuals with liver issues and youngsters ought to take much less acetaminophen. Ask your physician or pharmacist how a lot acetaminophen is secure to take.
Don’t use with some other drug containing acetaminophen with out asking your physician or pharmacist first. Acetaminophen is in lots of nonprescription and prescription medicines (resembling ache/fever medication or cough-and-cold merchandise). Verify the labels on all of your medicines to see in the event that they include acetaminophen, and ask your pharmacist in case you are uncertain.
Get medical assist immediately should you take an excessive amount of acetaminophen (overdose), even should you really feel nicely. Overdose signs might embrace nausea, vomiting, lack of urge for food, sweating, abdomen/belly ache, excessive tiredness, yellowing eyes/pores and skin, and darkish urine.
Day by day alcohol use, particularly when mixed with acetaminophen, might harm your liver. Keep away from alcohol.
Earlier than utilizing this treatment, girls of childbearing age ought to discuss with their physician(s) in regards to the dangers and advantages. Inform your physician in case you are pregnant or should you plan to turn into pregnant. Throughout being pregnant, this treatment needs to be used solely when clearly wanted. It might barely improve the danger of start defects if used in the course of the first two months of being pregnant. Additionally, utilizing it for a very long time or in excessive doses close to the anticipated supply date might hurt the unborn child. To reduce the danger, take the smallest efficient dose for the shortest attainable time. Infants born to moms who use this drug for a very long time might develop extreme (presumably deadly) withdrawal signs. Inform the physician immediately should you discover any signs in your new child child resembling crying that does not cease, gradual/shallow respiratory, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or problem gaining weight.
Kids youthful than 18 years mustn’t use merchandise that include codeine. Some youngsters are extra delicate to codeine and have had very severe (hardly ever deadly) respiratory issues resembling gradual/shallow respiratory (see additionally Facet Results part). The danger is larger in youngsters who’re overweight or have respiratory issues, or after sure surgical procedures (together with tonsil/adenoid elimination). Speak together with your physician or pharmacist in regards to the dangers and advantages of this treatment.