Compare Tylenol vs. Acetaminophen with codeine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) effectively reduces fever and relieves pain, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.
Acetaminophen with codeine (acetaminophen / codeine) is a good option to treat pain when over-the-counter medicines aren't enough, but don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) since it can hurt your liver.
- Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
- Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
- Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) causes less upset stomach, ulcers, bruising, and bleeding than other pain medications like aspirin and Advil.
- Doesn't cause kidney damage and is also safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
- Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) has been used for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
- Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (codeine) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relief in a single pill.
- Provides quick relief for mild to moderate pain.
- Good for as-needed pain and control.
- Generally well tolerated, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
- Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
- Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) doesn't treat some kinds of pain as well as other medications like Advil.
- Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
- To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold combination medicines.
- Heavy alcohol drinkers and people with liver problems should avoid using Tylenol Regular Strength (acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
- Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
- Many people get constipated taking Acetaminophen with codeine (acetaminophen / codeine).
- All opioid containing medicines have the risk of addiction and withdrawal when used long-term.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful since many over-the-counter medicines also have acetaminophen.
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- Dissolving tablet
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- Accidental overdose and death
- Medication administering errors
- Injection formulation
- Exceeding the recommended maximum daily limits
- Liver damage
- Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
- Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
- History of liver disease
- Liver failure and death
- Alcohol use
- Taking over-the-counter medicines with acetaminophen
- History of liver disease
- High risk to children
- Use with other CNS depressants
- Use with alcohol
- Use with benzodiazepines
- Use with other opiates
- Severe allergic reaction