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Acetaminophen and codeine
Alternative namesThis poisoning is from an overdose of acetaminophen with codeine.
Home TreatmentSeek emergency medical care immediately. Both Tylenol and codeine overdoses can be rapidly fatal. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING .
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee Poison Control Centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Expectations (prognosis)If an antidote can be given, recovery from an acute overdose often occurs within 24-48 hours.
Update Date: 1/29/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT