"Tylenol with codeine is the brand name for the compound that combines codeine, a narcotic, with acetaminophen. This compound was approved by the FDA in 1978." Codeine is a prescription narcotic that can be combined with acetaminophen to relieve pain. The compound is available as a generic drug and under brand names like Tylenol with codeine and Phenaphen with codeine. When codeine enters the central nervous system, it binds to opioid receptors located in the brain and spinal cord. This relieves discomfort by stifling the body's natural response to pain. Acetaminophen is a fever-reducer and mild pain-reliever that combines with the potent narcotic codeine to effectively treat mild to severe pain. Tylenol with codeine is available in tablets, capsules, and as a liquid elixir. Doses combine from one-hundred and twenty to three-hundred milligrams of acetaminophen with fifteen to sixty milligrams of codeine. Codeine is highly addictive, so be sure to take the compound only as directed by your doctor. To avoid an upset stomach, codeine should be taken with food or milk. The most common side effects of acetaminophen and codeine include drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, but you should ask your doctor for a complete list.Also, be sure to tell your physician immediately if you experience difficulty breathing, severe dizziness or any other significant changes. Acetaminophen and codeine should not be taken in conjunction with central nervous system depressants, such as alcohol or antihistamines. Ask your doctor for a full list of medications and conditions that should not be combined with codeine. Tylenol with codeine can often help people cope with pain. However, the drug should always be used under the direct care of a physician. Please ask for and review all of the information provided by your doctor before taking codeine. "The information in this video is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise of your physician. Always consult your doctor before using this drug."