Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime

Generic Name: Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan HBr, Phenylephrine HCl

  • Other names:

    Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime Rapid Release Gelcaps, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime Citrus Burst Liquid, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime Cool Burst Caplets
  • What is this medication?

    Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime contains a pain reliever/fever reducer, cough suppressant, and nasal decongestant. It is intended for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains, headache, sore throat, coughing, nasal congestion, and sinus congestion and pressure due to the cold or flu. It also temporarily reduces fever and helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take more than 12 gelcaps, caplets, or tablespoons in 24 hours; use with other drugs containing acetaminophen; or consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.

    Do not use more of this product than directed.

    Contact a doctor immediately if you have a sore throat that is severe, lasts for more than 2 days, or is accompanied or followed by a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, or a rash.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you develop nervousness, sleeplessness, or dizziness, or if new symptoms occur. Also stop using it and talk to a doctor if you have pain, nasal congestion, or cough that gets worse or lasts more than 7 days; you have a fever that gets worse or lasts more than 3 days; you have redness or swelling; or your cough returns or occurs with a lingering headache or rash. These all could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use this product with any other drug (prescription or nonprescription) containing acetaminophen.

    Do not use this product if you are taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    Do not use this product if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.

    Do not use this adult product in children under 12 years of age. This will provide more than the recommended dose (overdose) and may cause liver damage.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately. Prompt medical attention is crucial even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

    Do not use this product if the plastic neck wrap or the foil inner seal that's printed with "Safety Seal" for the liquid is broken or missing, if the carton is opened, or if the blister unit for the gelcaps or caplets is broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking this Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have liver disease, thyroid disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, a cough that occurs with excessive phlegm (mucus), or a lingering cough such as the kind that occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin.

    If you are not sure whether another over-the-counter or prescription drug you are taking contains acetaminophen, talk to a doctor before using this product.

    Also talk to a doctor before using this product if you don't know whether a prescription drug you have been taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    This product may cause nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness.

  • What should I avoid while taking Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Do not use with any other drug containing acetaminophen. Do not drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily while using this product. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Severe liver damage may occur if you take this product with other drugs containing acetaminophen or if you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day while taking this product.

    If Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytimeis taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    When using the liquid version, use only the enclosed dosing cup intended for this product.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of liquid every four hours. Do not take more than 12 tablespoons (180 milliliters) in a 24-hour period.

    If taking gelcaps or caplets, take 2 every 4 hours. Do not take more than 12 in a 24-hour period. Swallow the caplets whole do not crush, chew, or dissolve them.

    Children <12 years: Do not use as this will provide more than the recommended dose and may cause liver damage.

  • How should I store Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid high humidity for the gelcaps. Do not refrigerate the liquid.