Tylenol w/ Codeine Suspension? Corneal Abrasion

Anyone have experience with Tylenol w/ Codeine? Naomi has a bad corneal abrasion and is in a lot of pain. The ER doc said it should not do anything to her bg but now that I’m home and she’s had her first dose it seems from what I’ve read on line it can really make her bg drop. She went up to 400 soon after getting home from the ER and so I gave her correction with her dinner and now of course she’s actually dropped a bit since her “bedtime” snack when normally she goes up. I’ll watch her closely but just want to know if anyone has experience with this stuff.

Would love any feedback. Thanks! 9:48pm and I’m a little freaked out.

I have no experience with that medication, but I am very interested to find out, first how she is doing and what happened. why would any medication make BG go down? I thought that usually BG goes up with stress and sugar or sorbitol in meds.

Hi Valerie - Naomi is doing MUCH better, thank goodness. She and some friends were playing around at school and another student accidently ended up with her hand/finger in Naomi’s eye. Go figure they were throwing an ant on each other being silly. I don’t know why the codiene would cause low blood sugars but that night a few links came right up with my quick google search about it’s lowering affects on bg that had me worried. Naomi’s bg did actually stay quite low for her all night long even with her snack. The correction I gave her was very very minor .25 unit and gave her the normal 15g snack (she normally has .75 of a unit with dinner of 37 carbs). I wonder if because it’s a narcotic and don’t sometimes they cause constipation? Maybe it slows stomache emptying and that could lead to a low? I don’t know…I’m still learning so many basics that’s the only thing I can think of but I’m glad I saw it that night because she did without question stay low enough that I was checking her hourly for most of the night as her bg was not acting “normal” for her at all…normally her spikes and drops are around the same time of night. Can I tell you how excited I am to get her pumping in two weeks? :slight_smile:

both my boys (14 and 16) are on the pump and we love it. I did a double take when I saw that Naomi takes .75 for a 37 carb dinner. I assume she is very little. my boys’ dinner last night was 150 carbs and both got around 10 units.