By Edmund Murphy

Last updated: 24 February 2023 & medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon

Codeine is one of the primary ingredients of Tylenol, alongside acetaminophen. The quantities of codeine in Tylenol vary depending on the strength.

Key takeaways:

  • Due to health risks associated with intaking high amounts of acetaminophen, the FDA enforced requirements that Tylenol products contain no more than 300mg of the drug per dose

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How much codeine is in Tylenol?

The combination of acetaminophen and codeine, sold under the brand name Tylenol, has been a popular form of pain relief in the United States for many years, though Tylenol is not codeine in and of itself. Due to health risks associated with intaking high amounts of acetaminophen, the FDA enforced requirements that Tylenol products contain no more than 300mg of the drug per dose. There are four variations of Tylenol, each with a varied strength of codeine.

The doses in each form of Tylenol are below:

Tylenol type Dose of Codeine and Acetaminophen
Tylenol NO.1 300MG Acetaminophen and 7.5MG Codeine
Tylenol NO.2 300MG Acetaminophen and 15MG Codeine
Tylenol NO.3 300MG Acetaminophen and 30MG Codeine
Tylenol NO.4 300MG Acetaminophen and 60MG Codeine