Store at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
Take with food or a full glass of water to avoid stomach upset.
Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid constipation.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Severe stomach pain, vomiting blood (or vomit that looks like coffee grounds)
Extreme drowsiness or confusion
Rash or hives
Swelling of face, throat, or lips
Ringing in the ears
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to codeine, aspirin, or pain and arthritis medicines (such as Motrin®, Advil®, Naprosyn®, Indocin® or Clinoril®)).
Aspirin should not be given to children or teenagers with fever, chickenpox, or symptoms of the flu or virus infections unless approved by your child's doctor.
You should not use this medicine if you have ulcers or any bleeding problems.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your medicine at your usual times.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
Talk with your doctor before taking if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have asthma or other breathing problems, heart, liver or kidney disease, gout, seizures, or any stomach problems.
This medicine can be habit-forming.
You should not use more than your doctor ordered.
If you have taken this medicine for several weeks, do not suddenly stop taking it.
You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before completely stopping.
Codeine can make you sleepy.
Be careful if you are driving a car or using machinery.
This medicine may cause constipation.
This is more common if you use it for a long time.
Ask your doctor if you should also use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.
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