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Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough

(Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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Relieves cold and flu symptoms, and helps you sleep.

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Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) is good for treating multiple cold and flu symptoms, but it won't relieve coughing.

  • Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold and flu symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, watery eyes, a fever, and pain.
  • Since you're taking this with water, it can help you stay hydrated.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) 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.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) doesn't stop coughing, but drinking warm water will help sooth your throat.
  • The antihistamine (diphenhydramine) can make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • 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.
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Side effects for Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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What to expect when you take Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Starts working in about 30 minutes.
  • Dissolve 1 packet in a cup of hot water and use every 4 hours as needed. Don't use more than 5 packets in 24 hours.
  • Diphenhydramine (the antihistamine) will make you drowsy, but phenylephrine (the decongestant) can make you restless. Depending on how the medicine affects you, don't take it immediately before going to bed.
  • 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.

Risks and Warnings for Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
    • History of liver disease

    Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP, and is a common ingredient in many other over-the-counter medicines. Taking too much acetaminophen causes liver damage that can be permanent and life-threatening. In case of an overdose, call your local Poison Control Center and get medical attention immediately.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Diphenhydramine (the antihistamine) will make you drowsy, but phenylephrine (the decongestant) can make you restless. Depending on how the medicine affects you, don't take it immediately before going to bed.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl, is an antihistamine in Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) that can make you feel dizzy or drowsy. People who are at a higher risk of falls should avoid using Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine).