Question by  gardengirl (67)

Is Tylenol 3 an opiate?

I am using Tylenol 3 and need to know more about it for drug interactions purposes.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

Tylenol 3 is a combination of paracetamol, codeine and caffeine. Of these codeine is an opiate with pain killing properties. Paracetamol is an NSAID and caffeine is the same stuff we get in coffee. Codeine has the properties of an opiate.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Tylenol 3 is a mixture of acetaminophen and codeine and therefore is a an opiate. It may increase the effects of many other drugs such as other narcotics and alcohol. It should not be taken with the following: Carbamazepine (Tegretol), CNS depressants, MAO inhibitors, Tricyclic antidepressants, Naltrexone, or Zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir). Always check with your doctor before altering your medications.


Answer by  drJ (841)

Tylenol 3 contains 30mg of codeine. Codeine is an opiate, and the packaging does warn that taking Tylenol 3 could be habit-forming. You should consider this drug like you would any other opiate when you are looking at potential drug interactions.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

Yes tylenol is an opiate. It is considered a controled medicine. It is called a C3 which means its is very addictive. It can impair your motor skills and basically slow you down. It is not recommened you take it with any cold, allergy, other pain killers or sleep medication.

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