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User Reviews for Tylenol with Codeine #3

Tylenol with Codeine #3 has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 152 ratings on Drugs.com. 34% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 49% reported a negative experience.

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Summary of Tylenol with Codeine #3 reviews 4.6 152 reviews

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Reviews for Tylenol with Codeine #3

Capt EO · Taken for less than 1 month · September 12, 2019

For Pain: “Docs are so scared to give pain meds these days. I understand but damn if you need them you need them. I had a spinal fusion and lamonectomy and they give me T3 (Tylenol with codeine #3). I mean, really? I'm in pain. Like can't move from my bed kind of pain and I get T3, what has happened to the world.”

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Rebel · Taken for less than 1 month · January 17, 2020

For Pain: “My wisdom tooth came in and shattered and I've been in immense pain. I was prescribed tylenol 3 and it doesn't take the pain away, it doesn't even take the edge off. I just want to scream because it hurts so bad. I can't even close my mouth anymore.”

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Ash · March 3, 2020

For Pain: “I am experiencing VERY BAD tooth pain to where I feel like crying. I was prescribed tylenol #3 so I took it and it did absolutely NOTHING for my pain. That was a complete waste of my money. I will be going back to taking the advil and tylenol combo.”

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My name is Jeff · Taken for less than 1 month · September 9, 2019

For Pain: “I had a severe tooth ache and my dentist gave me a prescription of this tylenol with codeine, not many but just to ease my pain. It worked miracles I do not see it's habit forming but the pain is gone when I take two a day, in 6 hour intervals.”

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Owie · July 26, 2019

For Pain: “Had two molars extracted today. Prescribed T3s for pain. May as well take children's aspirin. Hurting horribly right now. I had 4 children with no pain meds. I know pain and t3s do nothing for me. Damn”

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Jewel Costa · July 13, 2015

For Pain: “My lower left teeth were in pain and my left jaw became swollen, I was in terrible pain and went to my dentist for an emergency. Turns out I had an infection. I was prescribed tylenol 3 for pain and boy did it work wonders, also the codiene helped to relax me from the facial pain. I recommend this to anyone who like myself, doesn't take pills on a regular basis. Some people have a tolerance to low dose pain medications, so I think this why T3 gets the shaft from heavy pill takers.”

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dirk-davy · July 15, 2013

For Osteoarthritis: “I take 4 or 5 Tylenol # 3's per day. Seems to work for my neck and shoulder at about a factor of 80%. Also helps a bit with being bummed out and also with minor depression. Hope this helps. P.S. I like this better than Vicodin. Vicodin gives me a headache, for some reason. ”

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Jojo · Taken for less than 1 month · June 1, 2019

For Pain: “I was prescribed Tylenol with codiene T3 for a bad toothache that I’ve been having. It was due to cavity deep in my tooth which was a root canal. It stopped hurting after a couple of minutes and the pain isn’t on the tooth anymore so relieved!!”

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L. Nelson · Taken for less than 1 month · February 5, 2014

For Cough: “This seemed to work for a recent bout with the flu and bronchitis. Everything hurt from head to toe. 1 pill in the morning and 1 at night worked wonders. The drowsiness is manageable and the ability to function normally was present. I'd recommend for aches and pains from flu and hard coughing.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · December 25, 2019

For Pain: “I have a dry socket from right lower molar extraction and was prescribed this medication for the severe pain. This pain is unbearable and Tylenol with codeine does nothing for it. If I could give this a 0 I would. I don’t know why this is still on the market Advil did more for me.”

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Anonymous · April 2, 2012

For Cough: “This is the only medication I have found to help with a chronic cough after a cold or respiratory infection. It makes me a little sleepy if I take it during the day, but I can function with little coughing.”

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Manny · Taken for 10 years or more · July 26, 2019

For Pain: “I have been on pain medicine for about 2 decades, due to pain caused by a motor bike crash. Broke my leg in three parts and crushed ankle etc. At first they put me on many pain medicine like morphine, oxy and many others but I got very addicted to them due to my severe pain. So my doctors started cutting down slow and they started using Tylenol 3 and therapy. So now it has been over two decades and I am taking 6 Tylenol 3 a day with therapy. I am doing okay. I have to admit there is days that I have severe pain that Tylenol 3 relieves my pain a little. My advice for you out there that will have to take pain killers (that is what I call them) for a very long time, before you would get out of control with them, go for therapy to know how to have self control over them.”

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Adam4x4 · Taken for less than 1 month · January 10, 2020

For Pain: “Prescribed Tylenol with codiene for pain following tooth extraction. Made me feel buzzed but did nothing about the pain. Do not take it and drive or use machinery. I thought it might help me sleep but before I could fall asleep I started itching really bad so no, not good for that either. It's really a waste of money.”

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Zegota · June 14, 2018

For Pain: “First I must let you know I have a congenital disability that has become more severe as in pain and at my age of sixty-seven. I am some what more concern over my pain medication, which has today became a much more challenging issue in obtaining. Anyway, it is almost impossible for me to obtain good pain medication without jumping through many hoops, which I am sure some of you are now experiencing . Boy would I love to discuss that issue with you, anyway I have found that Tylenol with Codeine #3 is somewhat easy for me to get a prescription for, and it will work well with my Methadone I am now on for pain. So, sure I do believe Tylenol with Codeine is a good choice, it is very affordable, and for us with pain, it is for now. Somewhat less challenging to get our hands on, I just wish the medical model and those in control of our pain medication understand, they are actually harming us with severe pain. We don't sell our medication, because we need every pill...good luck friends.”

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Toothache2003 · Taken for less than 1 month · June 17, 2019

For Pain: “I got all four wisdom teeth out two days ago and was prescribed this medication by the specialist I saw. The actual procedure went well, but as soon as I got home (about an hour post-op), the throbbing pain in my upper and lower jaw began. I was unable to sleep the first few hours, then slept for about two during the night. The second day was worse, I wasn’t able to sleep at all and the second night I began throwing up. I am awake now, in pain on the third day. Switching to normal Advil to hopefully get some pain relief. :(”

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Becca92 · February 20, 2018

For Pain: “I have a cavity that is deep into the root of my tooth that is causing me a lot of pain went to dentist and they are going to end up pulling it. But in the mean time gave me Tylenol with codeine and it won't even touch the pain!”

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Rick · Taken for 1 to 2 years · July 17, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “Took Tylenol 3 for osteoarthritis for 2 years and it worked great usually took only 1 tablet before bed to take the edge off the pain for my osteoarthritis. My doctor took me off of it recently but nothing has worked as good.”

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Pegleg13 · Taken for 5 to 10 years · October 22, 2012

For Osteoarthritis: “It does take the edge off the pain. Taken every 6 hours, the effects weaken and pain returns after 6-5 hours. Side effects can be dizziness so do not operate a vehicle, etc. another side effect can be constipation if taken for more than several days. An OTC stool softener is recommended by my doctor.”

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BreeB · Taken for less than 1 month · July 27, 2014

For Pain: “My husband and I suffered the loss of our baby (7/2/14) and I needed a D&C the following day due to severe blood loss and I was on Percocet 5/325's for 1 week and then lowered to Vicodin 5/325's and I went to my FP and he prescribed Tylenol 3's for my menstrual cramps. He said to take it with 3-4 ibuprofen. Tylenol 3's hardly ever work for me. When taken in combination together, they work great.”

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daily chronic pain · August 10, 2013

For Pain: “I use several narcotics for the daily chronic pain I suffer from. Also I have glaucoma and uvetis which is an eye disease I also suffer from. When I run out of my Vicodin I use Tylenol 3 until I get my script filled. I think it works great, Love my Tylenol 3. With a daughter with special needs I need my pain controlled.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · March 12, 2017

For Pain: “I have had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago. To deal with the pain after my numbing injections wore off, I was prescribed Tylenol 3. When I got home, the pain from the operation was already starting to kick in, so I took one at 5 pm (which was when I got home) in hope of relieving my pain before trying to get to bed. I sat there in pain for the next 12 hrs, taking another pill every 4 hrs, and not a single bit of pain relief or drowsiness came to my aid.”

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Anonymous · June 13, 2011

For Pain: “I have suffered from chronic joint pain my entire life. After trying almost every non narcoticoption there is, I finally was prescribed Tylenol #3. I had been given Vicodin in the past by an NP (despite not really wanting it), and had not found it to be effective. The codeine though has made a huge difference. I haven't had any of the negative effects with it (stomach pain, dizziness, etc) but have gotten a huge amount of pain relief. It isn't extremely strong, it won't take me from a 10 to a 0, but it will get me to a bearable 1 or 2.”

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Christine · Taken for less than 1 month · December 9, 2018

For Pain: “I had two root canals done two days ago. I was prescribed ibuprofen 800 for pain and an antibiotic. I am in so much pain from one of the teeth. My whole mouth, jaw and ear hurt. I’m in agony. I called for a better painkiller and got Tylenol 3 with codeine. It’s not working at all. It’s Sunday so I have to wait until tomorrow. I thought Tylenol 3 would help but it’s not”

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BenF77 · May 25, 2010

For Pain: “I suffer from chronic hip pain for several years now and have been prescribed a variety of narcotics to manage my pain. I must say that Tylenol #3 (2 pills every 4-6 hours as needed) provides enough relief to get me through the bad days and not feel "doped up" so I can still function at work.”

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Zink · Taken for less than 1 month · January 6, 2020

For Pain: “I was given this in the hospital when the pulmonary embolism It had shifted very painfully. Helped get me from a pain level or 6 or 7 down to a reasonable 1 or 2. Had been given Norco and even morphine previously but they where so strong I slept over 18hours a day. Would definitely recommend Tylenol with codeine to someone in moderate pain.”

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