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Is it unhealthy to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every night to help sleep?

Is it unhealthy to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every night to help sleep?

Its ok: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm is tylenol (acetaminophen) mixed with benadryl. There is essentially no problem with nightly use. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I took Tylenol pm 8 hrs ago and didn't sleep. Can I take .0.5 mg of a xanax now to help me sleep?

I took Tylenol pm 8 hrs ago and didn't sleep. Can I take .0.5 mg of a xanax now to help me sleep?

Xanax: If you haven't taken any other benzodiazepines (like valium, ativan, klonopin) and the xanax is prescribed by your physician, then it should be fine to take 8 hours after the Tylenol PM ...Read more

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Can you take Allegra D and Tylenol PM together?

Can you take Allegra D and Tylenol PM together?

Yes you can, however: if you are taking the tylenol pm to help you sleep, it might not work if you are taking the allegra-d 24 hours, if you are taking the allegra-d 12 hours in the morning so the tylenol pm would work at night. good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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I've been taking ten Tylenol PM a night for at least two weeks, am I in danger?

I've been taking ten Tylenol PM a night for at least two weeks, am I in danger?

Acetaminophen: https://www.tylenol.com/safety-dosing/usage/dosage-for-adults
Even the manufacturers of Tylenol do not recommend taking more than six tabs in a 24 hour period due to the risk of liver injury. This was recently *lowered* from the maximum of eight tabs. ...Read more

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I just took 1 500mg Tylenol PM and about an hour later I took 30mL of NyQuil. Am I at any serious health risk. It's the only time I've done so.

I just took 1 500mg Tylenol PM and about an hour later I took 30mL of NyQuil.  Am I at any serious health risk.  It's the only time I've done so.

Nothing serious: Tylenol is quite safe up to 2 grams per day. So you should not have any serious after effects. Be careful and have your m,ind focus on the medicines when you take any pills! ...Read more

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I think I took 4 Tylenol pm pills instead of 2 when I was getting ready for bed. Is this ok?

I think I took 4 Tylenol pm pills instead of 2 when I was getting ready for bed.  Is this ok?

Tylenol overdose: It depends on when you had your last dosage, the current state of your liver, and the number of milligrams you took. 4 Grams within 24 hours is concerning. If you feel weak, nauseous, and have abdominal pain you should definitely get yourself evaluated as soon as possible. You should follow up with your physician regardless. Following directions as prescribed is crucial to preventing an overdose. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every night to help me sleep I have a very hard time sleeping I have to take it every night 2 of them I have since a teen.

Underlying pain : If you need tylenol (acetaminophen) to get to sleep and you have canker sores tooth abscess and bad breath , you have an underlying pain problem hat will not let you sleep you need to see a dentist and get you mouth cleaned up as that could be triggering a lot of problems in your body. ...Read more

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Am i right that it's no issue to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every nite to go to sleep?

Yes: Although dr. Stein is correct in what he says is the cause of insomnia, there is little risk of excess tylenol (acetaminophen) if you take one dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) pm per night. ...Read more

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Not every night, but most I take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 to help me sleep. Just one. Unhealthy?

Not every night, but most I take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 to help me sleep. Just one. Unhealthy?

Probably: If you are taking a narcotic every night then there is a problem. You should have a really good discussion with your doctor about why you need Codeine every night to go to sleep. Something might need more attention. ...Read more

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Can I take a sleep medicine with famotidine such as night time Nyquil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Yes: Usually, there is no interaction with famotidine and nyquil or tylenol (acetaminophen) PM. Some recommend avoiding the combination with a different pain medication such as enteric-coated naproxen as the combination may result in premature dissolution of enteric coating, potentially increasing risk of stomach ulcers sometimes associated with naproxen. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I have to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM to get to sleep?

Is it bad that I have to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM to get to sleep?

Not short term: Okay for a few days but long term leads to tolerance and dependence. Also can be a lot of Tylenol (acetaminophen) on regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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