Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Caffeine belongs to the group of medications called stimulants.
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Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
This combination of medications is used to treat mild-to-moderate pain associated with conditions such as headache, dental pain, muscle pain, painful menstruation, pain following an accident, and pain following operations.
Do not take this medication if you are:
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Acetaminophen should not be taken to relieve pain for more than 5 days or to relieve a fever for more than 3 days, unless directed by a doctor.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of reach of children.
Acetaminophen belongs to the group of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers).
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Codeine belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics.
This medication is available as a 300 mg acetaminophen / 8 mg codeine / 15 mg caffeine tablet, a 325 mg acetaminophen / 8 mg codeine / 15 mg caffeine tablet, and a 500 mg acetaminophen / 8 mg codeine / 15 mg caffeine tablet.
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The usual recommended adult dose is 1 or 2 tablets taken every 4 hours as required. The dose should be adjusted according to the amount of pain experienced. The maximum dose of this medication is 12 tablets in 24 hours.
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If recommended by a doctor or dentist, children 12 to 14 years of age may take 1 tablet 3 to 4 times daily.
Acetaminophen and codeine