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Advil Pm

(Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic available
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Relieves pain and helps you sleep.

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Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) works well at relieving pain and also helps you sleep.

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Upsides

  • Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) works well when you have a cold or the flu, but can also be used for backaches, minor arthritis, and joint pain.
  • Can be used for anyone 12 years or older.
  • Isn't habit-forming like some other pain medicines and sleep aids.

Downsides

  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
  • The antihistamine (diphenhydramine) can make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • Can only take one dose in 24 hours.
  • Can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use it.
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Side effect rates for Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen)

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Risks and Warnings for Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
    • Age 60 years or older
    • Taking aspirin, NSAIDs, or blood thinners
    • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day

    Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) contains aspirin, which can cause serious problems including inflammation, bleeding, and ulcers in the stomach or intestines. The longer you take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen), the higher the risk is. If you notice blood or a dark/black color in your stool, tell your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen)

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Interactions
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
Alcohol
  • Don't take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
Pain
  • Isn't habit-forming like some other pain medicines and sleep aids.
  • The pain reliever (ibuprofen) can interact with other medications and make health problems like stomach bleeding and ulcers worse.
Sleep
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) before you go to sleep.
  • Worked for a headache and really needed to sleep. Especially being aspirins don't work for me.