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Tylenol PM review: 36 facts and highlights

Tylenol PM
Tylenol PM

Why is Tylenol PM better than the average?

  • Paracetamol
    500mgvs175.77mg
  • Diphenhydramine
    25mgvs0.48mg
  • Consecutive days
    14vs7.75
  • Pills per box
    100vs44.37
  • Shelf life
    36monthsvs31.6months

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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

2

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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2.minimum age requirements

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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0.08years

3.half life

8h

A drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream, as measured in hours. Drugs with a short half-life take effect quicker, however, they need to be taken more frequently than drugs with a longer half-life.

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2h

4.Can be taken on an empty stomach
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Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

5.consecutive days

14

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.

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Tylenol PM

14

6.Not linked to dependency
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It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

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Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.

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Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

684mg

2.paracetamol

500mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.

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Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.aspirin

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

4.caffeine

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

5.codeine

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

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Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

6.naproxen

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

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Dolormin GS mit Naproxen

250mg

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Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Tylenol PM

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.

2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
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Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.

3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

4.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.

5.Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
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A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.

6.Not linked to shortness of breath
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Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.

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