What is Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ratio-Lenoltec #3 Tylenol-Codeine-Caffeine Solpadeine Show all


See also: Codeine

Codeine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of codeine. Caffeine acts as a stimulant. This combination may be used to treat mild to moderate pain, such as headache, migraine, or nerve pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 12 4
Fibromyalgia 5 0
Migraine 2 0
Muscle aches 2 2
Migraine headaches 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Nausea 1
Shakiness 1


Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine

Dosage Patients
2capsule(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine


Currently taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine.