Tylenol Sinus and Allergy
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a trade mark of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a part of Johnson & Johnson. Tylenol comes in a variety of modifications, some of which combined with other medicines aimed at the treatment of different conditions accompanied by pain or fever. One of these modifications is the Sinus and Allergy series. There are slight variations in the names from country to country.
Tylenol Sinus alleviates the symptoms of sinus decongestion which are common in flu. Tylenol Allergy brings relief to allergy symptoms accompanied with minor pains.
There are several products Tylenol products for the treatment of allergy and sinus congestion:
- Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Severe ( 325 mg acetaminophen, 200 mg guaifenesin, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
In addition to acetaminophen it contains an expectorant - guaifenesin (it helps to clean out the secretions of the respiratory tract) and nasal decongestant (phenylephrine hydrochloride).
- Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Daytime (325 mg acetaminophen, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
- Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Nighttime (325 mg acetaminophen, 2mg chlorpheniramine maleate, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
Chlorpheniramine maleate is an antihistamine – a medicine that suppresses the allergy symptoms. Antihistamins can cause drowsiness in some people. If this is the case with you, you can use it in the evening.
- Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Day/Night Pack – it contains two types of tablets: Daytime caplets (325 mg acetaminophen, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride) and Nighttime caplets (325 mg acetaminophen, 2mg chlorpheniramine maleate, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
- Tylenol Sinus Severe Congestion Daytime - (325 mg acetaminophen, 200 mg guaifenesin, 30 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)
It combines pain reliever, expectorant and nasal decongestant.
- Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom (325 mg acetaminophen, 2mg chlorpheniramine maleate, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
- Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom Nighttime (325 mg acetaminophen, 25 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride, 5mg phenylephrine hydrochloride).
Diphenhydramine (antihistamine) alleviates allergy symptoms. It is likely to cause drowsiness.
- Tylenol Severe Allergy (500mg acetaminophen, 12.5 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride).
- If your symptoms last for more than 7 days or you have fever for more than 3 days, you should consult a doctor.
- Do not take Tylenol Sinus and Allergy with any other drugs containing acetaminophen or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you have been taking MAO inhibitors (antidepressants), you should wait for 2 weeks after stopping them before taking Tylenol. Do not take Tylenol Sinus and Allergy with blood thinners such as Warfarin or central nervous system acting medicines. Avoid drinking alcohol.
- If you are suffering from chronic pulmonary conditions, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, diabetes, enlarged prostate or any other serious medical conditions, consult a physician before using the above medicines.
- If you have glaucoma, do not use Tylenol formulations, containing antihistamines.
- Avoid driving motor vehicles or operating machinery if you are on antihistamins.