Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate and Muscle aches - from FDA reports


Muscle aches is found among people who take Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Simvastatin, and have High blood cholesterol. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,908 people who have side effects when taking Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 14, 2018

2,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate.
Among them, 48 people (1.65%) have Muscle aches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate cause Muscle aches?

Time on Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate when people have Muscle aches *:

Gender of people who have Muscle aches when taking Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate *:

  • female: 46.67 %
  • male: 53.33 %

Age of people who have Muscle aches when taking Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 16 people, 33.33%
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 5 people, 10.42%
  3. Depression: 4 people, 8.33%
  4. Neck Pain: 4 people, 8.33%
  5. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (reoccurrence of an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged): 3 people, 6.25%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Simvastatin: 17 people, 35.42%
  2. Omeprazole: 14 people, 29.17%
  3. Zocor: 11 people, 22.92%
  4. Aspirin: 10 people, 20.83%
  5. Acetaminophen: 9 people, 18.75%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weakness: 18 people, 37.50%
  2. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down): 17 people, 35.42%
  3. Abdominal Pain: 13 people, 27.08%
  4. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 10 people, 20.83%
  5. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased: 9 people, 18.75%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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