What is Tylenol PM?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Acetaminophen-Diphenhydramine

Tylenol PM® is a brand name product that contains the active ingredients acetaminophen, a pain reliever and diphenhydramine, a nighttime sleep aid.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 35 18
Pain 18 5
Difficulty sleeping through night 4 0
Sleeplessness 4 3
Awakening due to pain 2 0

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
7
None
21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tylenol PM

Side effect Patients
Groggy in morning 4
Not clear headed next day 1
Restlessness (akathisia) 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tylenol PM

Dosage Patients
2 x 500-25 mg daily 2
2 x 1,000 mg-50 mg/30 mL daily 2
500-25 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
2 x 1,000 mg-50 mg/30 mL three times daily 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tylenol PM

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Other 7
Did not seem to work 6
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Expense 2
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Tylenol PM

Duration

Currently taking Tylenol PM

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Tylenol PM

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 6
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 17
Not specified 14
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5 patient evaluations for Tylenol PM

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps me get to sleep and sleep through the night

May 15, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 1000 mg-50 mg/30 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2010 (Started Oct 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for FM pain and insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Made my RLS much worse. Helped me to understand I need to stay away from antihistamines if at all possible.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 11, 2003 (Started Oct 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for FM pain and insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I took Tylenol PM to help me with sleep. But it made my RLS MUCH worse. Ever since I stopped all of my antihistamines, the RLS has cleared up almost entirely. I sleep for 6-8 hours per night now!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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