15 patient evaluations for Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) taken for the purpose of 'pain'

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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

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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..

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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

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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

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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.

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Apr 15, 2011 (Started Sep 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 325 mg-30 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Sep 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 325 mg-30 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness

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Feb 17, 2011 (Started Oct 17, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: takes away pain so I can function forcing the body to move and do weight bearing exercise The more movement I do the stronger the body gets making my disease of weakness, fatigue and pain less severe.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Dec 3, 2010 (Started Nov 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 300 mg-30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It just did not do anything for my pain.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

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Sep 11, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hives (urticaria), itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Horrible itching and hives. Benadryl helps but increases fatigue and being tired. Makes me feel awful all over, kind of like flu like symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching, hives (urticaria)

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hives (urticaria), itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Itching and hives. Made my tongue and still have a sore throat that started with my second dose. Very uncomfortable, feels kind of swollen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching, hives (urticaria)

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Jun 8, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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