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   Aspirin-Codeine

Aspirin-Codeine
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This medication is used to relieve mild to moderately severe pain. It contains 2 pain relievers: codeine, a narcotic, and aspirin. It works by affecting certain areas of the brain (pain centers) and decreasing swelling, therefore making you more comfortable and more able to function normally.

 
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Aspirin-Codeine

Uses
This medication is used to relieve mild to moderately severe pain. It contains 2 pain relievers: codeine, a narcotic, and aspirin. It works by affecting certain areas of the brain (pain centers) and decreasing swelling, therefore making you more comfortable and more able to function normally.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • It is against the law.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another condition unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: vomiting, slow/shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, inability to wake up, weakness, cold/clammy skin.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 4-6 hours or as directed by your doctor.
  • Take it with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water.
  • Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking a dose.
  • To help prevent stomach upset, take it with food or milk.
  • The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy.
  • Do not take more than 12 tablets in 24 hours.Pain medications work best if they are taken at the first signs of pain.
  • If you wait until the pain becomes worse, it may not work as well.
  • Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.This medication may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended time or if it has been used in high doses.
  • In such cases, if you suddenly stop this drug, withdrawal reactions may occur.
  • Such reactions can include runny nose, sweating, restlessness, widened pupils, loss of appetite, goose bumps, irritability, and shakiness.
  • Fast heartbeat and muscle/bone pain may also occur.
  • Report any such reactions to your doctor immediately.
  • When stopping extended, regular treatment with this drug, gradually reducing the dosage as directed will help prevent withdrawal reactions.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Though it is very unlikely to occur, this medication can also result in abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction/habit forming).
  • Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer time than prescribed.
  • Properly stop the medication when so directed.
  • This will lessen the chances of becoming addicted.When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing.
  • Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Inform your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, nervousness, dry mouth, or blurred vision may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, and drink plenty of water.
  • If you become constipated while using this drug, consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: difficulty staying awake, confusion, slow/shallow breathing, difficult/painful urination, irregular heartbeat, dizziness when standing, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, hallucinations), decreased sexual ability, ringing in the ears, decreased hearing, easy bruising/bleeding.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent tiredness, persistent nausea, change in the amount of urine, seizures.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking codeine with aspirin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotics (e.g., morphine), salicylates (e.g., salsalate), or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: an active ulcer, severe breathing problems (e.g., severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, advanced emphysema), increased pressure in the brain (intracranial hypertension), hemophilia, very low platelets, other severe bleeding problems, severe liver damage, certain bowel diseases (e.g., paralytic ileus), intoxication with medications that cause sleepiness or slow/shallow breathing (CNS/respiratory depressants such as alcohol or tranquilizers/sedatives), asthma with runny nose due to allergy, growths in the nose (nasal polyps).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: difficulty urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate, urethral stricture), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, breathing problems (e.g., asthma, mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, moderate/severe sleep apnea), kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, low blood pressure, gallbladder/biliary tract problems, swollen pancreas (pancreatitis), certain brain problems (e.g., brain tumor, lesions), head injury, seizures, slow/irregular heartbeat, adrenal gland problems (e.g., Addison's disease), mental/mood disorders (e.g., toxic psychosis), a certain spine problem (kyphoscoliosis), recent surgery, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), severe obesity, stomach ulcer, stomach pain of unknown cause, a severe loss of body water (dehydration), gout.This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving or using machinery.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages because they may increase the risk of side effects.To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects (e.g., slow/shallow breathing, drowsiness, dizziness, stomach bleeding).This drug contains aspirin.
  • Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza, any undiagnosed illness, or have just been given a live virus vaccine without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare (sometimes fatal) condition.This medication should not be used during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk.
  • Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, pentazocine, naltrexone, ketorolac.If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this product.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: alcohol, ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, lisinopril, benazepril), acetazolamide, heparin, warfarin, phenytoin, valproic acid, beta blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol), water pills (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), methotrexate, 6-mercaptopurine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib), probenecid, sulfinpyrazone, insulin, certain diabetes medications (e.g., glyburide, glipizide), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone), pemetrexed, ticlopidine, SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram), lepirudin, live varicella virus vaccine, cimetidine.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that may cause drowsiness, slow your breathing, or lower your blood pressure such as: antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep (e.g., sedatives, hypnotics), muscle relaxants, other narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, tricyclics such as amitriptyline), tranquilizers.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.Serious interactions have been reported between other narcotic pain medications and MAO inhibitors.
  • Since this pain medicine is similar, codeine should be used cautiously with the following medications: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine).Avoid taking MAO inhibitors within 2 weeks before, during, and after treatment with this medication.This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., blood amylase, blood sugar, cholesterol, uric acid, protein).
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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