Safety and efficacy of the combination acetaminophen-codeine in the treatment of pain of different origin

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Abstract

Pain is the most common reason people see doctors in developed Countries and a very common cause of access in Emergency Department (ED). The combination acetaminophen/codeine represents the standard medication in the second step of the WHO analgesic scale and codeine is one of the most commonly used opioid analgesic for a variety of pain conditions. However, many aspects related to safety and efficacy are still undefined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2129-2135
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Acetaminophen
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Codeine
  • Drug Combinations
  • Drug Synergism
  • Humans
  • Pain
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Severity of Illness Index

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