Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®, generics) and opioids such as codeine or hydrocodone may be used for the short-term relief of pain for people with AS whose pain is not sufficiently relieved by other medications.
Generally, acetaminophen is well tolerated. Serious side effects can occur when more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen is taken, including liver damage. Side effects of opioids include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, light-headedness, sweating, constipation, extreme drowsiness, and breathing problems, especially when taking more than the recommended amount. Drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting are common side effects of medications that contain both acetaminophen and codeine.
Talk to your doctor for more information on treating AS with pain relievers.
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