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Magnacet is part of the Opioid / Acetaminophen Combinations class and treats Pain. Opioid / acetaminophen combinations are used to treat pain and tension headaches. They work by reducing inflammation and by affecting parts of the brain to relieve pain. Magnacet is only available as a brand name drug. Compare opioid / acetaminophen combinations.
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Which Medicine Is Best for Pain: Percocet, Vicodin, or Tylenol #3?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 16, 2014

You’ve had surgery, you have a toothache, or you can’t move without severe back pain and Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen aren’t helping. What’s next?

Conventionally, patients who have moderate to severe pain have been offered one of the opioid-nonopioid combination drugs, such as acetaminophen plus hydrocodone or oxycodone.

Are they the same? What’s better? What is the prescription I have? It seems complicated but it’s not—let’s shed light on the common players:

Acetaminophen + Codeine:

You may have been prescribed Tylenol #3 or Tylenol #4 in the past. See More

Prescription Acetaminophen Dose Changes: What You Need to Know

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 17, 2014

General Overview

What has been discontinued?

All prescription drug products with more than 325 mg of acetaminophen (also known as APAP or paracetamol, and the active ingredient in Tylenol). The FDA has asked that manufacturers limit the amount of acetaminophen in these products to 325 mg to prevent liver injury from overdose.

Some examples of these drugs include Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), Fioricet (butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine), and Fioricet with codeine (butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine/codeine). See More

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Pharmacist’s View

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 01, 2013

Controlled substances and prescription drug abuse have been increasingly under the spotlight. This has been fueled, in particular, by overuse of drug such as opioids. Opioids are used as painkillers and include hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and morphine. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are among the top most abused prescription drugs.

The numbers:

Overdose is the second leading causing of accidental death in the United States, with an estimated 16,600 deaths from overdose in 2010. See More

Acetaminophen: Curbing Overdose and Liver Toxicity

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 11, 2013

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) toxicity has become more of an issue, especially due to the rise of combination products. These include prescription pain medications (such as hydrocodone/acetaminophen, oxycodone/acetaminophen, butalbital/acetaminophen, acetaminophen/codeine and tramadol/acetaminophen) in which acetaminophen is used as a second pain reliever. It is also widely available over the counter, and many over-the-counter combinations that advertise pain or fever relief contain acetaminophen as well. See More

FDA Warning: Rare But Serious Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Reaction

Elizabeth Davis - August 02, 2013

If you notice a rash, blister, or other skin reaction while taking any drug containing acetaminophen, you should stop taking the medication immediately and contact your doctor or other health provider. The symptoms can be signs of three rare but very serious skin disorders, caused by a reaction to the acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and many over-the-counter combination cough and cold products. See More

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