Codeine vs Tylenol for Cough

Codeine
(Rx)
Tylenol
(OTC)
Codeine is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Tylenol is a pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.3
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.0
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
May 26, 1976
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
227,713 Discussions
699,852 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Cough
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Pain Relief
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Cramping
#9 for Diarrhea
Codeine is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Fever
#4 for Teething
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Swelling
#7 for Cramping
#8 for Cough
#9 for Discomfort
#10 for Flu
#11 for Back Pain
#12 for Pain Relief
#13 for Common Cold
#14 for Arthritis
Tylenol is approved for Pain, Headaches and Fever and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cod
Nausea
8
Euphoria
5
Dizziness
3
Stomach Problems
1
Bruise
1
Burning
1
Paranoia
1
Hallucinations
1
Liver Damage
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Tyl
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Liver Damage
2
Liver Disease
1
Liver Failure
1
Suicide
1
Hepatitis
1
Stomach Issues
1
Aura
1
Blurred Vision
1
Tinnitus
1
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Codeine
Cod
Tylenol
Tyl
Nausea
Cod
Tyl
8
0
Euphoria
Cod
Tyl
5
0
Dizziness
Cod
Tyl
3
0
Stomach Problems
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Bruise
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Burning
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Paranoia
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Hallucinations
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Liver Damage
Cod
Tyl
1
2
Sleep Disorders
Cod
Tyl
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tyl
Cod
3
0
Liver Damage
Tyl
Cod
2
1
Liver Disease
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Liver Failure
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Suicide
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Hepatitis
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Stomach Issues
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Aura
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Blurred Vision
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Tinnitus
Tyl
Cod
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Codeine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Tylenol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Codeine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tylenol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Drops, Pill, Rectal Ointment
Dosages
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Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 30 mg (Sol), 60 mg (Sol)
Syringe: 15 mg/mL, 30 mg/mL, 60 mg/mL
Solution: 15 mg/5 mL, 60 mg/mL
Tablet: 160 mg, 325 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg, 2-30-500 mg, 25-500 mg, 30-15-325 mg
Drops: 80 mg/0.8 mL, 15-5-160 mg/1.6 mL
Liquid: 166.67 MG/5ML, 167 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 500 mg
Elixir: 160 mg/5 mL
Ointment: 2%
Suspension: 100 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Codeine Phosphate
Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Codeine and Tylenol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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