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Aspirin and codeine may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery. Such tasks should be avoided while taking aspirin and codeine (aspirin and codeine (aspirin and codeine) ) . Alcohol and other CNS depressants may produce an additive CNS depression when taken with aspirin and codeine (aspirin and codeine (aspirin and codeine) ) , and should be avoided.
Codeine may be habit-forming when used over long periods or in high doses. Patients should take the drug only for as long as it is prescribed, in the amounts prescribed, and no more frequently than prescribed.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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