EXCEDRIN PM (Bristol-Myers) Pain Reliever/Nighttime Sleep-Aid
Active Ingredients: Each tablet, caplet or geltab contains: Acetaminophen 500 mg and Diphenhydramine citrate 38 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: (Tablet and Caplet) benzoic acid, corn starch, D&C yellow #10 lake, FD&C blue #1 lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, polysorbate 20, povidone, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sodium citrate, sorbitan monolaurate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, may also contain: carnauba wax, croscarmellose sodium, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, propylparaben, sodium starch glycolate.
(Geltab) benzoic acid, corn starch, D&C red #33 lake, edetate disodium, FD&C blue #1, FD&C blue #1 lake, gelatin, glycerin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, polysorbate 20, povidone, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sorbitan monolaurate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, may also contain: croscarmellose sodium, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, propylparaben, sodium starch glycolate.
Uses: For temporary relief of occasional headaches and minor aches and pains with accompanying sleeplessness.
Alcohol Warning: If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take acetaminophen or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Acetaminophen may cause liver damage.
Do not use
- in children under 12 years of age
- with other diphenhydramine products, including one applied topically
Ask a doctor before use if you have
- a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
- trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers
When using this product
- avoid alcoholic drinks
Stop use and ask a doctor if
- new symptoms occur
- sleeplessness lasts continuously for more than 2 weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of serious underlying medical illness.
- pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days
- redness or swelling is present
- fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not take with any other products containing acetaminophen. Taking more than directed may cause liver damage. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
- children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor
- adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets, caplets or geltabs at bedtime, if needed, or as directed by a doctor.
Overdose: Acetylcysteine as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose.
See OVERDOSE PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION FOR COMTREX AND EXCEDRIN PRODUCTS section at the beginning of the Bristol-Myers Products listing.
EXCEDRIN PM is supplied as:
Light blue circular coated tablets with "PM" debossed on one side. Supplied in bottles of 10's, 24's, 50's, 100's.
Light blue coated caplet with "PM" debossed on one side. Supplied in bottles of 24's, 50's, 100's.
Gel coated-light blue and white geltabs with "PM" printed in black on one side. Supplied in bottles of 24's, 50's, 100's.
Store at room temperature.
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