29 patient evaluations for Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol)

239 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Aug 22, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

Jun 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Causes severe constipation so I only take it when I absolutely have too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: is no better than less less expensive analgesics
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 23, 2014 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in hip(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hip bursitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itchy scalp, itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy ears, itching, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg-30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only lasts 4-6 hours, so I would take one before bed, but then wake up in the middle of the night with pain and have to take another one. I have switched to 12-hour time-released codeine contin, so I can sleep right through the night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2012 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in hip(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hip bursitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itchy scalp, itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy ears, itching, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg-30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2012 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for torticollis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hip bursitis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itchy scalp, itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy ears, itching, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg-30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg-30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gave me a good night's sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 10, 2012 (Started Jan 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for torticollis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itchy scalp, itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy ears, constipation, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in back of neck and shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, dizziness, tiredness, sleepiness, vision problems, constipation, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Its a big burden because i cant eat them any more..round big tablets and my doctor wont change it to a different size..now they are les and les effective

Jul 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, dizziness, tiredness, sleepiness, vision problems, constipation, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: in the uk this is a prescription drug and not over the counter..I would not recommend taking it unnecessary normal paracetamol would be better i am getting addicted to it now..

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2012 (Started Feb 10, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tab(s) Daily

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tab(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 650 mg-30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that other brands of paracetamol and codeine do not effectively work. I did some research and found Tylex had different properties to it and that when taking the Tylex I found they worked, the are the same strength 500/30 as other brands, but I know for sure that I've had these and they work. My sister and cousin who also have Lupus also found the same thing, other brands that were normally prescribed did not have any effect on pain relief, but Tylex did. You have to insist that your GP provides this and quote that other patients have advised that they have noticed because of the Lupus that Tylex has been more effective with pain relief. They are a more expensive brand hence why they're not just prescribed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2012 (Started May 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: very good pain reliever
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Aug 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2011 (Started Aug 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 29 patient evaluations for Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol)