Paracetamol + codeine

Generic Medicine Info
Post-op pain management in childn who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ paralytic ileus, GI obstruction, adrenal insufficiency, CNS depression, history of drug abuse or acute alcoholism, head trauma, prostatic hyperplasia and/or urinary stricture, pre-existing resp disease, thyroid dysfunction, known G6PD deficiency, history of seizure disorder. Hepatic or renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling May impair ability to drive and operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor relief of pain, resp and mental status, BP, bowel function and signs or symptoms of hypogonadism or hypoadrenalism.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, pruritus, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, sedation, euphoria, dysphoria, voice disorder, dyspnoea, allergic reactions, rash, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
Potentially Fatal: Hepatotoxicity. Rarely, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis, toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Drug Interactions
Increased paracetamol absorption w/ metoclopramide and domperidone. May increase risk of bleeding w/ warfarin and other coumarins. Codeine may antagonise GI effects of metoclopramide and domperidone. Increased CNS depression w/ CNS depressants (e.g. anaesth, anxiolytics, hypnotics, TCAs, and antipsychotics).
CIMS Class
Analgesics (Non-Opioid) & Antipyretics / Analgesics (Opioid)
ATC Classification
N02BE01 - paracetamol ; Belongs to the class of anilide preparations. Used to relieve pain and fever.
R05DA04 - codeine ; Belongs to the class of opium alkaloids and derivatives. Used as cough suppressant.
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