What is Tylenol PM?Tylenol PM is a combination drug containing acetaminophen, a pain reliever, and diphenhydramine, a nighttime sleep aid, and is used for the temporary relief of occasional headaches and minor aches and pains with accompanying sleeplessness in adults and children ≥12 years. It is available in both pill and liquid forms.
What is the most important information I should know about Tylenol PM?Tylenol PM contains acetaminophen, which may cause severe liver damage if you take more than 4,000 milligrams (mg) in 24 hours, or take other products containing acetaminophen, or if you drink three or more alcoholic drinks everyday while using this product.
Stop taking Tylenol PM and contact your doctor immediately if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks, your pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days, your fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, new symptoms occur, or redness or swelling is present.
Who should not take Tylenol PM?Do not take Tylenol PM if you are allergic to acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, or any inactive ingredients in the product.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Tylenol PM?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tylenol PM. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver disease, a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, or glaucoma.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Tylenol PM Rapid Release Gels, Caplets, and Geltabs
Adults and Children ≥12Years: Take 2 caplets or geltabs at bedtime. Do not take more than 2 caplets or geltabs in 24 hours.
Tylenol PM Liquid
Adults and Children ≥12Years: Take 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce in the provided dose cup at bedtime. Do not take more than 2 tablespoons in 24 hours.
How should I take Tylenol PM?Take at bedtime.
What should I avoid while taking Tylenol PM?Do not drink alcohol or use other drug products that contain acetaminophen. Do not exceed 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in one day.
Tylenol PM causes drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery while you are taking this drug.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tylenol PM?If Tylenol PM is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tylenol PM with the following: blood thinners such as warfarin, sedatives, or tranquilizers.
What are the possible side effects of Tylenol PM?Side effects cannot 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.
Side effects may include: drowsiness
Can I receive Tylenol PM if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Tylenol PM on pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Tylenol PM?Tylenol PM is taken on an as-needed basis rather than a scheduled regimen, so you may not need to take it if you are not feeling pain and accompanying sleeplessness.
How should I store Tylenol PM?Store Tylenol PM in a cool, dry place.
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