Is it OK to take Tylenol every night?
It’s not a good idea to take it long-term, according to our medical advisors.
Tylenol PM contains two medications—the pain reliever acetaminophen and an antihistamine (diphenhydramine) to help with insomnia.
High doses of acetaminophen can cause liver damage and the risk increases if you consume alcohol..
What is the safest pain medication for long term use?
Bottom line. Acetaminophen is generally a safe option to try first for many types of pain, including chronic pain. Ask your doctor for guidance about other medications to avoid while taking acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is not as effective as NSAIDs for the treatment of knee and hip pain related to osteoarthritis.
Is Tylenol safe for long term use?
Even if you’ve been taking Tylenol or other drugs with acetaminophen for years, there is no reason to worry about long-term liver damage as long as you are using them as directed. (By comparison, regular use of Nsaids like aspirin and ibuprofen can lead to chronic gastrointestinal problems over time.)
How many days can you take Tylenol in a row?
The FDA recommends that an adult shouldn’t take more than 3,000 mg of acetaminophen per day unless directed otherwise by their healthcare professional. Don’t take Tylenol for more than 10 days in a row unless you’ve been instructed to do so by your doctor.
Is it OK to take one Tylenol every day?
Increasing your daily dose even a little beyond the 4,000 mg maximum may cause liver damage. Don’t double-dose. Avoid taking more than one medicine containing acetaminophen at a time.