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.

Quick facts about Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / diphenhydramine / phenylephrine)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes and helps you sleep.

Quick facts about Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / diphenhydramine / phenylephrine)
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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.

Common concerns from people taking Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine)

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Pregnancy
Food
  • Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) contains aspartame (phenylalanine). People who have phenylketonuria (PKU) can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine. It builds up and causes serious medical problems. If you have PKU, don't use this product.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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.
Pain
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.