Drugs.com describes Tylenol 4 as an opioid pain medication. Also called Tylenol with codeine #4, Tylenol 4 combines acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever, and codeine, a narcotic pain reliever, to relieve moderate to severe pain. While the acetaminophen has little potency as a pain reliever, it increases the effects of the codeine.Know More
WebMD explains that codeine works in the brain to change how the body feels and responds to pain, while the acetaminophen reduces a fever. Drugs.com warns against using Tylenol 4 with alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers and other narcotic medications. The site also warns that a dangerous drug interaction may occur with MAO inhibitors, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline and tranylcypromine, if a person takes Tylenol 4 within 14 days of taking one of these substances.
WebMD also mentions a few of the side effects that may occur, including nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness and drowsiness. Tylenol 4 may also have rare but serious side effects, such as fainting and seizures. WebMD also explains that severe allergic reactions rarely occur but produce symptoms like rash severe dizziness, trouble breathing or itching and swelling in the tongue, throat or face when they do occur. Drugs.com also recommends that individuals stop taking the drug if skin redness appears or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling occurs.Learn More
Tylenol and Aleve are not the same. Tylenol is the brand name for a non-prescription drug called acetaminophen, and Aleve is the brand name for an over-the-counter drug called naproxen sodium, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
Acetaminophen is the same as Tylenol. Tylenol is a brand name for the generic medication, according to Drugs.com. The medication is used to reduce fever and to alleviate pain from headaches, backaches, toothaches, colds and flu, arthritis, menstrual cramps and muscle soreness, notes WebMD.Full Answer >
According to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, it is safe to use a drug past its expiration date. This indicates the last date the manufacturer guarantees that a drug is at its full strength. Expired Tylenol, at worst, loses some of its potency.Full Answer >
Tylenol is not the same as aspirin. While both medications are available over the counter and both relieve pain and fever, aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and Tylenol is not, explains FamilyDoctor.org.Full Answer >