Tylenol PM

Generic Name: Acetaminophen

  • Other names:

    Tylenol PM Rapid Release Gelcaps, Tylenol PM Caplets, Tylenol PM Geltabs
  • What is this medication?

    Tylenol PM contains a pain reliever and a nighttime sleep aid. It is intended for the temporary relief of occasional headaches and minor aches and pains with accompanying sleeplessness.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Tylenol PM?

    This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in 24 hours; if you take this product with other drugs containing acetaminophen; or if you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.

    Do not take more of this product than directed.

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

    Do not use this product with any other products containing diphenhydramine, even ones used on the skin.

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

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

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks; pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days; fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days; new symptoms occur; or redness or swelling is present. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    When using this product, drowsiness will occur. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery.

    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. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

    Depending on your product's packaging, do not use this product if the carton or pouch is opened, or the neck wrap or foil inner seal with the words Safety Seal is broken or missing.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Tylenol PM?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if a medication you are taking contains acetaminophen.

    Talk to a doctor before using Tylenol PM if you have liver disease, glaucoma, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, or a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives, tranquilizers, or the blood-thinning drug warfarin.

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Tylenol PM?

    Severe liver damage may occur if you take more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours.

    When using this product, drowsiness will occur.

    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.

  • What should I avoid while taking Tylenol PM?

    Do not use this product with any other drug containing acetaminophen, either prescription or over-the-counter.

    Do not use this product with any other products containing diphenhydramine, even products used on the skin.

    Do not take more than 2 caplets or geltabs of this product in 24 hours.

    When using this product, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.

    When using this product, do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tylenol PM?

    Severe liver damage may result if you take this product with other drugs containing acetaminophen, or if you drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily while taking this product.

    If Tylenol PM is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Tylenol PM with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Tylenol PM?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 caplets or geltabs at bedtime. Do not take more than 2 caplets or geltabs in 24 hours.

    Children <12 years: Do not use. This will provide more than the recommended dose (overdose) and may cause liver damage.

  • How should I store Tylenol PM?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid high humidity.

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