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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm with methadone for insomnia?

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm with methadone for insomnia?

Insomnia: Antihistamine based otc sleeping medications can lead to rebound insomnia. Please talk w the dr that prescribes you methadone. In the meantime, use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may. ...Read more

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My sister 26yr old complaing insomnia while taking multivitamin tablet or tylenol (acetaminophen). cause plz.?

My sister 26yr old complaing insomnia while taking multivitamin tablet or tylenol (acetaminophen). cause plz.?

Doubt vitamins: Insomnia is multifacited and caused by depression, poor sleep hygiene, mood disorders, pain, emotional disruption. I would think that the multivitamins and tylenol (acetaminophen) are likely not relevant, but have your doctor see the label on the bottle to be sure there is not something like sudafed in them. You can try benadryl 25-50 mg at night to see if that helps and then tell the doctor if it worked or not ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but I want to take something that safe as I had 3 miscarriages

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but I want to take something that safe as I had 3 miscarriages

See Obstetician: Learn stress management causing sleep problem

it is advisable not to take sleep medications during pregnancy

take natural remedies.

See your obstetrician to discuss stress management tylenol (acetaminophen) pm if needed should be under his/her supervision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Change meds: Some pain medications may cause a slight excitement - making it difficult to sleep. See your doc about switching meds. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Plz help me am addicted to panadol (acetaminophen) night medication and I want to quit that but I can't I also have a little fobia from sleeplessness?

Hi doctors. Plz help me am addicted to panadol (acetaminophen) night medication and I want to quit that but I can't I also have a little fobia from sleeplessness?

Melatonin: If you want to try a different sleep aid, I would recommend melatonin (available over the counter - start with 3 mg dose). It does not contain a pain reliever like panadol (contains acetaminophen). I have had many patients have success. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi feeling really not well. ..Back ain with mild fever and headache. So should I take panadol (acetaminophen) or brufen. Its midnight here cannot sleep due to pain: (?

Hi feeling really not well. ..Back ain with mild fever and headache. So should I take panadol (acetaminophen) or brufen. Its midnight here cannot sleep due to pain: (?

Let me try to help: What you are describing to me look like you have infection some kind, in the back area and could be UTI or female infection, check it out please. ...Read more

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Not sleeping well lately- can't fall or stay asleep...Is "calms forte" a safe sleep aid? Currently taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally for a concussion.

Not sleeping well lately- can't fall or stay asleep...Is "calms forte" a safe sleep aid? Currently taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally for a concussion.

Neuropsych eval: Get a neuropsychological evaluation from a neuropsychologist board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology to assess what areas of the brain have been effected by the concussion and how it factors into current sleep loss. ...Read more

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Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm bc I cannot sleep well is it bad while on Zoloft and klonopin? Klonopin don't make me tired at all..

Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm bc I cannot sleep well is it bad while on Zoloft and klonopin? Klonopin don't make me tired at all..

There is a moderate: Interactions (related to ^ feeling drowsy or dizzy). See you have anxiety ; depression. What non-medication steps are you taking to improve your sleep? Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. ...Read more

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On 25mg atenolol daily and having trouble sleeping. Was told I can't take sleep aid (tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, zquil) is melatonin a safe alternative?

On 25mg atenolol daily and having trouble sleeping. Was told I can't take sleep aid (tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, zquil) is melatonin a safe alternative?

Yes: Melatonin is safe. You can also try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Don't use Tylenol pm as a sleep aid only since it has acetaminophen (in addition to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine)) which you probably not need. ...Read more

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My friend 24 was unable to sleep last night w/ menstrual cramps. Can take tylenol (acetaminophen) but not ibuprofen & allergic to red dye, what are alternatives?

My friend 24 was unable to sleep last night w/ menstrual cramps. Can take tylenol (acetaminophen) but not ibuprofen & allergic to red dye, what are alternatives?

Hard to know: Depends on the nature of the ibuprofen allergy. Are all NSAIDs "off the table"? Sometimes, if really just a hypersensitivity to normal pharmacological side effects (which can include hives in the case of nsaids), then co-management of the side effects is possible if nsaids are needed. If ibuprofen specific allergy, then naproxen may be tolerated (otc). Also, tylenol (acetaminophen) without red dye is available. ...Read more

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70 year old male going to have cataract surgery in 10 days and told he can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for unrelated joint pain. Can he take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM instead? He has trouble sleeping with the pain.

70 year old male going to have cataract surgery in 10 days and told he can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for unrelated joint pain. Can he take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM instead? He has trouble sleeping with the pain.

Talk to your doctor: Tylenol PM has acetaminophen and diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl has historically been prescribed for sleep. Some people tolerate this well with good sleep. Some people experience excitation and insomnia. Long term use of this drug in the elderly can cause memory impairment and is not generally recommended. Talk to your doctor about alternatives for treatment of your insomnia. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much acetaminophen is too much?

How much acetaminophen is too much?

It depends: This is an important question. Too much acetaminophen is dangerous. According to Epocrates, a drug information program, most healthy adults can get up to about 1, 000 mg in 4 hrs, and 4, 000 mg (4 grams) per day safely. Children should get less, based on their age or weight. Read labels carefully, and ask your doctor or nurse if unsure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Is it ok to take acetaminophen everyday?

Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain should be discussed with your family doctor so the cause, if present, can be more directly treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I overdosed on acetaminophen?

How to know if I overdosed on acetaminophen?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: abdominal pain
appetite loss
coma
•convulsions
•diarrhea
•irritability
•jaundice
•nausea
•sweating
upset stomach
•vomiting. ...Read more

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How would 50 grams of acetaminophen affect me?

How would 50 grams of acetaminophen affect me?

50 Grams: This would be the equivalent of taking a bottle of 100 tablets of extra strength tylenol. This has the potential of being anywhere from fatal to cause permanent liver damage. If you know anyone who consumed this much acetaminophen, see that the patient gets to the emergency department asap. ...Read more

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What should I do if I took too much acetaminophen?

What should I do if I took too much acetaminophen?

See below: Depends on how much is 'too much'. If one extra tablet one time, probably ok. If more that 2 extra tablets, should go to er. If 1 or 2 extra on multiple occasions should see your doctor. Also if you drink alcohol, it could be more serious. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage, & alcohol can make it worse. ...Read more

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Ingested over 30g of acetaminophen, should I be concerned?

Ingested over 30g of acetaminophen, should I be concerned?

At one time? If so: I would recommend you go to the hospital immediately as 30 grams can severely damage your liver and you will need to be seen by a physician immediately for possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is 3000mg of acetaminophen fatal?

Is 3000mg of acetaminophen fatal?

Acetaminophen: Normally not, assuming there is no liver dysfunction and no additional Acetaminophen ingested prior. Sometime in the not too distant future, the fda will set the maximum amount amount that can be taken in 24 hours to be 3, 000 mg. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Darvocet: A pain killer which has been removed off the market due to association with cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Treat pain: But propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. Was shown to cause heart rhythm problems and was taken off market in 90s in US. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen effects on the elderly?

Acetaminophen effects on the elderly?

Acetaminophen elders: Acetaminophen is extremely safe and is the safest mild pain or fever medicine that elderly persons can take. The only concern would be if the elderly person has severe chronic liver disease or chronic alcoholism or takes more than 3000 mg a day for a long period of time. ...Read more

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Would you die from 10 tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Would you die from 10 tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): This really depends on the dose of acetaminophen. A dose of 7gm at one time will put you into severe liver compromise. Current recommendation of the the aps is not to exceed 2-2.5gm/day, fda guide still states 4gm/day. An overdose will compromise the liver and if it does not recover then you could die. ...Read more

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What causes acetaminophen to make me nauseous?

What causes acetaminophen to make me nauseous?

Not sure: Acetaminophen is generally well-tolerated, so I'm not sure why it is making you nauseated. You might try taking it with food or milk if possible to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations on acetaminophen (tylenol)?

Not>4000mg in 24 hrs: Total Acetaminophen use should not exceed 4000 mg in 24 hours. Consider that other medicines, including prescription pain medications can have Acetaminophen in them. Taking high doses can damage the liver. If you have liver problems, do not take medications with Acetaminophen without talking to your primary doctor, your liver doctor or to us. ...Read more

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Does motrin contain acetaminophen?

Motrin: Also named ibuprofen, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It contains no acetaminophen. ...Read more

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