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What are the main effects of a tylenol (acetaminophen) pm overdose?

What are the main effects of a tylenol (acetaminophen) pm overdose?

Liver damage: If you take more than 8 pills of tylenol pm [or a total of 4, 000 milligrams of any acetaminophen], you can damage your liver seriously. Overdose of antihistamine can cause confusion, drowsiness, seizures, high blood pressure, fast pulse, high temperature, trouble peeing, even seizures. Call your doc or poison control [1-800-222-1222] immediately. ...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 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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Can I take ambien and Tylenol pm?

Can I take ambien and Tylenol pm?

Sedation: The Tylenol PM contains antihistamine which can interact with the Ambien: not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol PM the night before a colonoscopy?

Can I take Tylenol PM the night before a colonoscopy?

Fine: Should be fine as long as you have no condition that is adversely affected by TYLENOL such as either allergy or liver disease. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC ...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 drank a beer and a bit of fireball at about 10/10:30, and took 2 Tylenol pm at 12:30, am I going to have to go to the doctor?

I drank a beer and a bit of fireball at about 10/10:30, and took 2 Tylenol pm at 12:30, am I going to have to go to the doctor?

Fireball whiskey: Drinks? Don't have any idea of how much liquor you drank? Are you feeling ill in any manner? If you drank one 12 ounce beer & 1 shot of whiskey- then took 2 tylenol than you will likely be fine. Did you drink massive amounts of alcohol? Perhaps you could resubmit with more info- there isn't enough here to be able to say. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

Better not: Both combinations contain almost similar ingredients, stick to only one, and read the labels carefully. The mucinex combo has a decongestant as well, so be careful if you have high blood pressure, wish you well ...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 in case you are taking the allegra-d 24 hours, but if taking the allegra-d 12 hours in the morning then the tylenol pm would work at night.

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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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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Hello a friend mine overdose on tylenol (acetaminophen) pm she tooked 14 then 2 pills...But she seems fine except her drowsiness...Should we be worried?

Hello a friend mine overdose on tylenol (acetaminophen) pm she tooked 14 then 2 pills...But she seems fine except her drowsiness...Should we be worried?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) when taken in larger than recommended doses can cause damage to the liver in a delayed manner. This can lead to the patient needing a liver transplant or dying. There is a very effective antidote to this problem, if initiated early (within 8 hours) of the ingestion. She's sleepy from the benedryl (the 'pm') plus, your friend definitely needs to see a psychiatrist. Call 911 or go to the er. ...Read more

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So what if a kid overdose and will not be going to doctor what will happen.....16 pills all together tylenol (acetaminophen) am nd pm?

So what if a kid overdose and will not be going to doctor what will happen.....16 pills all together tylenol (acetaminophen) am nd pm?

Suicide attempt: If you are the kid who took this much tylenol (acetaminophen) please write back to me with your phone number or address.

If a friend of yours took this tylenol (acetaminophen) you will call 911 and report it to the authorities as a suicide attempt. If you are a friend you will do this. ...Read more

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What happens to your health if you survive a suicide attempt after overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM and Xanax?

What happens to your health if you survive a suicide attempt after overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM and Xanax?

Could be bad: Damage to your liver would be the worst problem although too much Xanax (alprazolam) could also cause respiratory suppression that could lead to a hypoxic brain injury. However, there is also a chance that there is no physical damage. It would be important to follow up with a psychiatrist or mental health provider! Stay safe! ...Read more

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How long do the effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) pm last?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm consists of Acetaminophen and Diphenhydramine is a combination medicine used to treat headache, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and pain or fever caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
It typically lasts 6-8 hours, but can be shorter or longer dependent on how your body metabolizes these drugs. ...Read more

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Are there effects of over-the-counter sleeping pills like tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Usually benign: Taken as directed it can reduce low grade pain and the antihistamine can make you tires and help you fall asleep.

Do not overdose. Follow the directions and can be safe if you are not allergic to the product. ...Read more

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I had 2 Tylenol extra strength @ 6:30 pm yesterday 7/28 I took 2 more @ 1:10 a.m 7:29 Is it safe to take 2 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid release now?

Likely ok: If this is for a day or two, the dose is probably ok. Do note that any dose higher than that may cause liver problem for some people. Long-term intake of tylenol is not a good idea however due to the liver issue. ...Read more

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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, that's why it is taken pm. ...Read more

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Can expired tylenol (acetaminophen) pm hurt?

Are you talking 2: Days past the expiration date or 2 years? Sorry, you haven't provided us with any parameters here. ...Read more

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Could 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm pills kill you?

Could 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm pills kill you?

No, most likely: Unless there was something very abnormal in your health, such as an allergy or already deep in end stage liver failure, and even then not likely. Stay within recommended dosing and you will most likely be fine. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 24 clartin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM together?

Space them out: If you 'need' to take both, claritin in am and tylenol (acetaminophen) pm at night. Remember tylenol (acetaminophen) pm contains an antihistaminic (diphenhydramine) which acts the same as Claritin, so you need to be cautious not to exceed the recommended dosage. Diphenhydramine is first generation and is sedating, claritin is second generation, should be non-sedating, but may induce sedation in some individuals, be careful ...Read more

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I had 4 xtra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

I had 4 xtra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Unsure of question: But it is not recommended to take this much. While you most likely will be safe, you will be sedated and can even cause liver damage if you are susceptible. Make sure you do not do anything that you may be unsafe if sedated and follow recommended dosing from now on. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm's every night?

The problem with: Chronic use is that some people can develop rebound insomnia. ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) pm cause you to get anxious?

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) pm cause you to get anxious?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm contains the same medicine that is in benadryl. Some people have a paradoxical reaction where they become more anxious instead of sleepy. ...Read more

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