Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe

(Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)

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Relieves cold and flu symptoms.

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Our bottom line

Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is an okay combination medicine that relieves cold and flu symptoms, so make sure you really need all of its ingredients.

Quick facts about Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / phenylephrine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)

Upsides

  • Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 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

  • 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 oral 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.
  • Two of the medications in this product could potentially work against each other. Guaifenesin makes mucus easier to cough up, while dextromethorphan stops you from coughing.
How it works

Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus.

Quick facts about Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / phenylephrine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)
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Side effect rates for Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)

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Risks and Warnings for Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
    • History of liver disease

    Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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 Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)

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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.