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DESCRIPTION

Acetaminophen, 4¢-hydroxyacetanilide, is a nonopiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic which occurs as a white, odorless, crystalline powder, possessing a slightly bitter taste. It has the following molecular formula: C8H9NO2, with a molecular weight of 151.16

Codeine is an alkaloid, obtained from opium or prepared from morphine by methylation. Codeine phosphate occurs as fine, white, needle-shaped crystals, or white, crystalline powder. It is affected by light. Its chemical name is: 7,8-didehydro-4,5a-epoxy-3-methoxy-17- methylmorphinan-6a-ol phosphate (1:1) (salt) hemihydrate. It has the following molecular formula: C18H21NO3·H3PO4·½H2O with a molecular weight of 406.37

Tablets and Elixir

Each Tylenol with codeine tablet contains:

No. 2 codeine phosphate* ... 15 mg
Acetaminophen ... 300 mg

No. 3 codeine phosphate* ... 30 mg
Acetaminophen ... 300 mg

No. 4 codeine phosphate* ... 60 mg
Acetaminophen ... 300 mg

Each 5 ml of Tylenol with codeine elixir contains:

Codeine phosphate*   12 mg

Acetaminophen    120 mg

Alcohol 7%

* Warning: May be habit forming.

Tylenol Inactive Ingredients: Tablets: powdered cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium metabisulfite, pregelatinized starch, starch (corn); elixir-alcohol, citric acid, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, saccharin sodium, sucrose, natural and artificial flavors, FD&C yellow #6.

See WARNINGS.

Capsules

Each Phenaphen w/codeine No. 2 capsule contains:

Acetaminophen, USP ......... 325 mg
Codeine phosphate, USP ... 15 mg

*Warning: May be habit forming.

Phenaphen Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, FD&C yellow #10, edible ink, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40, FD&C yellow #6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid.

Each Phenaphen w/codeine No. 3 capsule contains:

Acetaminophen, USP ......... 325 mg
Codeine phosphate, USP ... 30 mg

Warning: May be habit forming.

Phenaphen Inactive Ingredients: FD&C yellow #10, edible ink, FD&C blue #1, (FD&C green #3 and red #40), FD&C yellow #6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid.

Each Phenaphen w/codeine No. 4 capsule contains:

Acetaminophen, USP ......... 325 mg
Codeine phosphate, USP ... 60 mg

Warning: May be habit forming.

Phenaphen Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, FD&C yellow #10, edible ink, FD&C green #3 or blue #1, FD&C yellow #6, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate stearic acid.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Pain, moderate to severe; Pregnancy Category C; DEA Class CIII; DEA Class CV; FDA Approval Pre 1982; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Analgesics, General; Analgesics-Narcotic; Analgesics-Non-Narcotic; Antitussives/Expectorants

BRAND NAMES:

BRAND NAMES: Algesidal; Atasol; Capital with Codeine; Claradol Codeine; Codabrol; Cod-Acamol Forte; Codalgin; Codapane; Codicet; Codisal; Codisal Forte; Codoliprane; Codral Pain Relief; Cosutone; Dafalgan Codeine; Dolorol Forte; Dymadon Co; Dymadon Forte; Liquigesic Co; Maxadol; Medocodene; Migraleve Yellow; Paceco; Panadeine; Panadeine Co; Panadeine Forte; Panadiene; Panado-Co; Panado-Co Caplets; Panamax; Paracod; Paracodol; Paradine; Parake; Phenaphen W/Codeine; Pyregesic-C; Rockamol Plus; Sunetheton; Tricoton; Tylenol W Codeine; Tylenol W/Codeine No. 4; Tylex CD
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

FOREIGN BRAND AVAILABILITY:
Algesidal (France)
Claradol Codeine (France)
Codabrol (Israel)
Cod-Acamol Forte (Israel)
Codalgin (Australia; New-Zealand)
Codapane (Australia; New-Zealand)
Codicet (Thailand)
Codisal Forte (Israel)
Codoliprane (France)
Codral Pain Relief (Australia; New-Zealand)
Dafalgan Codeine (France)
Dolorol Forte (South-Africa)
Dymadon Co (Australia; New-Zealand)
Dymadon Forte (Australia; New-Zealand)
Liquigesic Co (Australia; New-Zealand)
Maxadol (South-Africa)
Paceco (Malaysia)
Panadeine (Czech-Republic; Hong-Kong; Hungary; Malaysia)
Panadeine Co (Bahrain; Cyprus; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Panadeine Forte (Australia; New-Zealand)
Panadiene (Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Jamaica; Japan; Netherland-Antilles; New-Zealand; Puerto-Rico; Surinam; Trinidad)
Panado-Co Caplets (South-Africa)
Panamax (Australia; New-Zealand)
Paracod (Israel)
Paracodol (South-Africa)
Paradine (Malaysia)
Rockamol Plus (Israel)
Tylenol W/Codeine No. 4 (Canada)
Tylex CD (Mexico)

COST OF THERAPY: $38.00 (Pain; Tylenol Tablet; 300 mg; 30 mg; 4/day; 25 days)





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