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Ambien vs. Tylenol PM?

Ambien vs . Tylenol evening?
I was on Amben for a while for insomnia, plus realized that Tylenol PM functions pretty close.. I mean, this doesnt make you completely pass out in 30 minutes like ambien, but what do you think?

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Answer by squeakyweal
Tylenol evening contains, well, tylenol (acetaminophen) which is poison to your liver organ and not so kind to your kidneys as well. The component that makes you drowsy will be diphenhydramine, an antihistamine. If you’re looking for a sleep aid, buy the diphenhydramine. It’s marketed each as a sleep aid plus an allergy medication, plus usually cheaper as the allergic reaction med.

Ambien is a prescription medication and a controlled substance, even though I don’t see why anybody would take it for leisure purposes.

I take ambien CR, the controlled launch form, and find it’s very effective at allowing me to rest through the night. I haven’t skilled any of the common side effects. It isn’t cheap though. If you find that the tylenol pm works as nicely as ambien, and the problem is strictly insomnia, i would suggest that you just take diphenhydramine and avoid the tylenol. If you’re dealing with pain as well, and can tolerate NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, then try that. it can less harmful in the long run compared to taking tylenol every night. cannot stress that enough: tylenol is not a safe medication.

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What is the difference between Tylenol and Advil?

What is the difference between Tylenol and Advil?
Ok, so there are all these different drugs: tylenol, advil, aleve, Ibuprofen, and asprin. What do all of them do? –When do you take them? What do you take for headaches? period? stomach ache?

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Answer by Gracinda
All are non-steroid pain medications.
All work for headaches.
Aleve and Ibuprofen/Advil (same thing) work best for cramps because they also help with inflammation.
None really help stomach aches.

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What are the differences among Advil, Ibuprofen and Tylenol?

What are the differences among Advil, Ibuprofen and Tylenol?
How do you know when to take which medication ??? How about hay fever like aches and pain? My pharmacist told me to take Advil. My doctor told me to take Tylenol. What are the difference? I also know about Ibuprofen few months ago, my pharmacist told me to take it for hay fever like body aches and pains. I am very confused.

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Answer by Lea
Advil is ibuprofen. Unless you have ulcers or allergies, there is no particular reason to pick one over the other. It is just personal choice. I have a preference for recommending ibuprofen over acetaminophen; why, because it works better for me.

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How long should I wait to take a Tylenol 3 after taking an Oxycodone?

How long should I wait to take a Tylenol 3 after taking an Oxycodone?
I was prescribed Tylenol 3’s for pain (which doesn’t help very much) so I took a half of a 10mg Oxycodone about 4 hours ago. How long should I wait until I can take the Tylenol 3’s again?

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Answer by irishlass
Be very careful with the tylenol, it is the tylenol that is worse then the narcotic.

T3 are not very strong and you only took 5mg of oxycodone, the usual script are every 4-6 hours as needed, so you can take one now, I would take the other half of the oxycodone, and tell your doctor t3 do not work and that you want something stronger.

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Tylenol Overdose Study

When you think about dangerous, life-threatening and abused drugs, there’s one which is high on the list which you’ve probably used on many occasions.

Believe it or not, Tylenol and the generic versions of it can kill. And the latest research shows now, it’s the leading cause of liver failure.

For those in the medical field, it’s no surprise that tylenol is actually potentially a very dangerous medication. Part of what makes it so dangerous is that the lay public doesn’t know that. And because many believe it to be safe, very often little consideration is given to taking the drug exactly as directed.

Dr. Douglas Dietrich, liver specialist at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, says, “People always consider aspirin and ibuprophen to be more dangerous because it can cause bleeding and ulcers but acetaminophen can actually be much more sneakier and cause liver damage in people who least expect it.”

Acetaminophen–the active ingredient in tylenol– has long known to be a highly dangerous medication if used in amounts above those recommended.

The dosage adds up; if people are on more than one over the counter drug which contain acetaminophen, like cold remedies, and there are dozens, they could be unknowingly taking too much.

Dr. Dietrich says, “So how much is to much is the next question. Four grams a day is the maximum anyone should take.”

But many people get much more than this. Now, the latest research shows overdosing on acetaminophen is now the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

It causes at least 42 percent of all cases seen at liver centers. About half of these cases are due to unintentional poisoning as opposed to attempted suicides, the researchers added. More than a third of those who unintentionally overdosed took at least two acetaminophen preparations at the same time

“Half of these were unintentional people just had colds and they were taking drug for aches and pains,” says Dr. Dietrich.

Overall, about 30 percent of those who develop acetaminophen-related acute liver failure will die.
Those with any kind of liver insufficiency are especially at risk.

“So if you are set up for it it doesn’t take very much Tylenol or acetaminophen to put you in liver failure or might kill you or get a liver transplant,” Dr. Dietrich states.

So, when thinking about using Tylenol, one needs to be smart.

“Two Tylenol at one time would be the most that I’ve taken. I have never exceeded the recommend dose as stated on the bottle,” says Sarah Wheeler, a 28 year old who is careful about using the drug.

And that’s the bottom line to any medication.

Overall 662 patients treated for liver failure were studied. The average dose taken was 24 grams–the equivalent of 48 extra strength tablets.

The unintentional overdoses were seen in those who tended to be older, taking several medications containing Tylenol, on other drugs for pain and also used narcotics and alcohol, all setting up liver insufficiency, making the liver more susceptible to Tylenol.