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(Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm
(Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough
(Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold And Flu
(Acetaminophen / Doxylamine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

Advil Pm
(Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen)

Tylenol Pm
(Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

Relieves cough and helps you sleep. Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) can help you get a good night's sleep and stop coughing, but you can have a hard time waking up if you don't give yourself enough time to sleep.Relieves coughing and cold symptoms. Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is good for multiple cold symptoms, but it's more medicine than you need if you only have one symptom.Relieves cold and flu symptoms, and helps you sleep. Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Doxylamine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is good for multiple cold symptoms at night, but it's more medicine than you need if you only have one symptom.Relieves pain and helps you sleep. Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) works well at relieving pain and also helps you sleep.Relieves pain and helps you sleep. Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) works well at relieving pain and also helps you sleep.
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Side effects
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How it works
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that treats cold symptoms. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that relieves a runny nose and makes you very sleepy. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Aspirin relieves pain and reduces fever. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses.Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Doxylamine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that relieves a runny nose and makes you very sleepy.Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Ibuprofen is an NSAID that relieves pain and reduces fever. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes and helps you sleep.Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes and helps you sleep.
Type of medication
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
Cough suppressantAntihistamine
Ethanolamine derivative
Over-the-counter
Pain reliever
Salicylate
Antihistamine
1st generation
Cough suppressantDecongestantOver-the-counter
Pain reliever
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Antihistamine
Ethanolamine derivative
Cough suppressantDecongestantOver-the-counter
Antihistamine
1st generation
Pain reliever
NSAID
Over-the-counter
Pain reliever
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Antihistamine
1st generation
Over-the-counter
Available as
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
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Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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Alcohol
  • Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine isn't recommended.
  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
  • Don't take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Don't take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
Food
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  • Contains ibuprofen, so take it with food to avoid stomach problems and ulcers.
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
  • Shouldn't be used unless you have a full night to sleep.
  • Doxylamine, the antihistamine ingredient, makes you tired so take it before you go to sleep.
No specific sleep-related info.
  • The antihistamine (doxylamine) can help you sleep.
  • Isn't habit-forming like some other pain medicines and sleep aids.
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) before you go to sleep.
  • Isn't habit-forming like some other pain medicines and sleep aids.
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) before you go to sleep.
Weight
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Upsides and benefits
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
  • Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have watery eyes, sneezing, and a cough.
  • The antihistamine (doxylamine) helps you fall asleep and doesn't make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.
  • Can be used for people 12 years and older.
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, a cough, fever, and pain.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant ingredient) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • Dextromethorphan (the cough suppressant ingredient) works well and has very few side effects.
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Doxylamine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, a cough, fever, and pain.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants. It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • The antihistamine (doxylamine) can help you sleep.
  • 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.
  • Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) 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 and risks
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
  • Shouldn't be used unless you have a full night to sleep.
  • You shouldn't drive after taking it until you know how it affects you.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine isn't recommended.
  • It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Robitussin Nighttime Cough Dm (Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine).
  • Can't use dextromethorphan if you're taking MAO inhibitors (drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional conditions). If taken together, they will cause dangerously high blood pressure levels.
  • The aspirin in Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) interacts with many other drugs and health conditions.
  • If you don't really need all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • If you don't really need all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
  • 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.
  • The antihistamine (diphenhydramine) can make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • Can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use it.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
  • Can only take one dose in 24 hours.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Robitussin Nighttime Cough DMAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold and CoughAlka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold and FluAdvil PMTylenol PM
  • Doxylamine, the antihistamine ingredient, makes you tired so take it before you go to sleep.
  • Dextromethorphan, the cough suppressant ingredient, starts working in 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
  • If you get the liquid form, use the dosing cup to measure the exact amount of medicine you need.
  • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, talk with your doctor. A different medication might work better for you.
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) starts working in about 30 minutes.
  • Chlorpheniramine (the antihistamine in Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Don't take Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold And Cough (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) if you're pregnant.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if you have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Doxylamine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) comes as a powder packet you can dissolve in hot water and drink.
  • Doxylamine (the antihistamine ingredient) can make you tired, so take it close to bedtime.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if you have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Contains ibuprofen, so take it with food to avoid stomach problems and ulcers.
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) before you go to sleep.
  • Don't take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Don't take Advil Pm (Diphenhydramine / Ibuprofen) if you're pregnant.
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) before you go to sleep.
  • Don't take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
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