Acetaminophen, Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution 120-12Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Acetaminophen, Codeine Phosphate: Oral solution (120-12mg)

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APAP/Codeine 120-12mg/5ml Soln
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APAP/Codeine 120-12mg/5ml Soln

What is this Medicine?

ACETAMINOPHEN; CODEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Acetaminophen, Codeine Phosphate: Oral solution(120-12mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution

NDC: 604320245
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Moderate Pain, Mild Pain

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cough

Storage Information
Protect from light
Do not freeze
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution

Reported Side Effects for Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution

Itching Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Stomach Pain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
7.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
19.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution(Acetaminophen)
Alcohol and Acetaminophen(Acetaminophen)
Patients who drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day and take Acetaminophen are at increased risk of developing liver side effects. Limit alcohol intake while taking Acetaminophen. Avoid alcoholic drinks if you are taking Acetaminophen on a regular basis.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution(Codeine Phosphate)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Codeine Phosphate)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution(Acetaminophen)
Tobacco and Acetaminophen(Acetaminophen)
If you are a tobacco smoker, use of Acetaminophen can increase the risk of liver side effects. Immediately tell your doctor if you get severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin. Do not exceed 4 g acetaminophen/day in adults. Tell your doctor if Acetaminophen does not help your headache or other pain. Tobacco smoke may reduce the effectiveness of Acetaminophen.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Acetaminophen/Codeine Phosphate 120mg-12mg/5ml Solution(Codeine Phosphate)
Grapefruit juice and Codeine(Codeine Phosphate)
It is recommended that you limit and do not significantly alter your intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking codeine. Side effects from codeine may get worse if you increase your intake of grapefruit juice. Talk to your doctor first. Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of codeine side effects such as slurred speech, confusion, weakness, or trouble breathing. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how codeine affects you.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Second Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Third Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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