Used frequently by those affected by tossing and turning during the night, Tylenol PM is a sleep aide used to cure the inability to get a proper nights rest. Containing acetaminophen and diphenhydramine, this sleep aide helps countless individuals reach a drowsy state so they can peacefully sleep. However, like most supplements and medication aides, Tylenol PM does have a few side effects one should be weary of.
Dizziness & Drowsiness
While the desired effect is typically drowsiness, operating a car or other machinery or performing other hazardous activities should be done with extreme caution.
For some individuals, they may experience an allergic reaction to the drugs in Tylenol PM. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, closure of the throat, hives or swelling of the tongue, lips or face.
Another potential side effect of taking Tylenol PM is liver damage. While not common, symptoms of liver damage include abdominal pain, nausea, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusual bleeding or severe fatigue.
Blood problems such as easy or unusual bleeding or bruising may also occur when taking Tylenol PM.
Low Blood Sugar
One final major possible side effect of taking Tylenol PM is the potential for having low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar are fatigue, increased hunger, fainting or dizziness.
More Common Side Effects
The more common side effects of using Tylenol PM and the less severe side effects include excitation in children, blurred vision, difficulty urinating and dry eyes, nose or mouth.