Cold and Flu
ACETAMINOPHEN; DIPHENHYDRAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; dye fen HYE dra meen) is a pain reliever antihistamine combination. It is used to treat allergy symptoms like sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the eyes, nose, and throat. Or, this medicine is used to treat pain and help you fall to sleep.
Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children under 12 years of age.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine is only for you. Do not share Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
-confused, agitated, nervous
-fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
-irregular or fast heartbeat
-sore throat lasts more than 2 days
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
-unusual bleeding or bruising
-unusually weak or tired
-yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-loss of appetite
-nausea, stomach upset
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-barbiturates, like phenobarbital
-medicines for bladder spasm like oxybutynin, tolterodine
-medicines for blood pressure
-medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
-medicines for movement abnormalities or Parkinson''s disease
-medicines for sleep
-other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
-other medicines with acetaminophen
-some medicines for the stomach like chlordiazepoxide, dicyclomine
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-asthma or lung disease
-high blood pressure or heart disease
-if you often drink alcohol
-pain or difficulty passing urine
-ulcers or other stomach problems
-an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, other medicines foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Do not take other medicines that contain acetaminophen with this medicine. Always read labels carefully. If you have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too much acetaminophen get medical help right away. Too much acetaminophen can be very dangerous and cause liver damage. Even if you do not have symptoms, it is important to get help right away.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.