Relieves pain and congestion.
Our pharmacists’ bottom line
Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine) is a good combination medicine to relieve pain and congestion. Be careful to not take too much acetaminophen (APAP) each day.
- Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, a headache, 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 to other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
- 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 need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you are taking since it is a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
Side effects for Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine)
These are side effects of Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.
What to expect when you start Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine)Skip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
- Starts working in 30 minutes.
- Phenylephrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too 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.
- Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
- Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
Risks and Warnings for Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine)Skip Risks and Warnings section. Skip to Tips section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
- › Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
- › History of liver disease
Tylenol Sinus (Acetaminophen / 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.