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Tylenol Pm

(Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

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Relieves pain and helps you sleep.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Side effects for Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

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These are side effects of Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.
  • 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.

Risks and Warnings for Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of falls
    • Age 65 or older
    • Taking other drugs that make you drowsy or dizzy

    Diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl, is an antihistamine in Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) that can make you feel dizzy or drowsy. People who are at a higher risk of falls should avoid using Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine).

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Don't take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
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  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Isn't habit-forming like some other pain medicines and sleep aids.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Diphenhydramine makes you tired, so take Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) before you go to sleep.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl, is an antihistamine in Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine) that can make you feel dizzy or drowsy. People who are at a higher risk of falls should avoid using Tylenol Pm (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine).
  • This can leave you drowsy unless you have a good 7-8 hours to sleep
    Age: 50
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Insomnia