Advil PM

Name: Advil PM

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Advil PM?

For all patients taking Advil PM (diphenhydramine and ibuprofen):

  • If you have an allergy to diphenhydramine, ibuprofen, or any other part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you do not have time to get a full night's sleep.
  • If you are taking any other NSAID.
  • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take Advil PM if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid this medicine at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking Advil PM during pregnancy.

Children:

  • If your child is younger than 12 years of age. Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years of age.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Advil PM.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some other side effects of Advil PM?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Belly pain or heartburn.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Purposes

Nighttime sleep-aid

Pain reliever

Uses

  • for relief of occasional sleeplessness when associated with minor aches and pains
  • helps you fall asleep and stay asleep

Directions

  • do not take more than directed
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets at bedtime
  • do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours

Other information

  • read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

Inactive ingredients

calcium stearate, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C blue no. 2 aluminum lake, glyceryl behenate, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, pharmaceutical ink, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide

Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Diphenhydramine

  • Sedation
  • Confusion
  • Anticholinergic effects
  • May decrease cognitive function in geriatric patients
  • Xerostomia
  • Pharyngeal and nasal mucosa dryness
  • Thick sputum

Ibuprofen

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Epigastric pain
  • Rash
  • Edema
  • Tinnitus

Dialysis

Data not available

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