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What does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm do?

What does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm do?

Acetaminophen&Diphen: It has two ingredients 1acetaminophen500 mgm pain reliever 2diphenylhydramine 25 mgm to help you sleep so it is to relieve pain and help you sleep, thats why it is taken pm. ...Read more

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How long can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (i.E. How many consecutive nights) for it to remain effective and safe?

How long can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (i.E. How many consecutive nights) for it to remain effective and safe?

Efficacy not good : In spite of the fact that it seems that many people are able take Benadryl for days on end and it still works, i really don't see any necessity of adding in the tylenol (acetaminophen). And studies on Benadryl alone, most people lose its efficacy in lab studies after about three days of use. Then they have to wait several days before it will actually work again. Add to that the impairment of driving in the morning that has been documented in studies and the potential for weight gain and Benadryl and you really do not have a very ideal sleep medication there. ...Read more

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Please describe a good sleep aid besides tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Please describe a good sleep aid besides tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Others: I would try to first find out what is causing the sleep disturbance. May want to see your primary care md to assess. Possible sleeping agents include Benadryl and melatonin, which are over the counter, Ambien , lunesta, sonata, (zaleplon) trazodone, rozerem, etc. ...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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Is it safe to use tylenol (acetaminophen) pm when you are pregnant?

Is it safe to use tylenol (acetaminophen) pm when you are pregnant?

What extent?: This product is made up of tylenol (acetaminophen) and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and each is safe during pregnancy. This means limited and occasional use however as being wisest and most careful for the growing fetus. Some may tell you of a link between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cleft lip; studies showed this to be false. Still caution with any medicine in pregnancy is best; much remains unknown. ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm work as a sleep aid even if you're not sick?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) pm work as a sleep aid even if you're not sick?

Not really: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm has a decongestant in it of course, which doesn't help regarding sleep at all. There is often a small amount of antihistamine added, meant to dry up mucous, and to be mildly sedating. It doesn't always work, and antihistamines should not be used as sleep aides. First, there are better ones, and second, true sleep issues should be addressed. Warm milk and quiet environment is still best. ...Read more

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Can a 90 lb 7-year-old girl safely take 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (500 mg) and 2tsp of Bromfed cough medicine and not have any complications?

No: The recommended dose of Bromfed DM in children aged 6-12 years is only one teaspoon. Additionally, Both Bromfed and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM contain antihistamines, which could result in excess sedation or other adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm nightly for long periods of time dangerous?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) not for long: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be very toxic to your liver. There is no reason to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for sleep. The "pm" part of this is benadryl. This anti-histamine can be very sedating. It would be much safer to not use any product with tylenol (acetaminophen) in it for very long. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking the recommended dose of extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking the recommended dose of extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Alcohol: I may be going against the grain here, but please if you are drinking do not use any product with acetominophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). I have seen too much liver damage from this over the counter medication, especially those with other diseases or who drink regularly. Tylenol is toxic to the liver. And this toxicity can increase with ongoing use of both of these products: alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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