Acetaminophen Not Addictive

People's Pharmacy

April 29, 1997|By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon

Can you become addicted to nighttime pain relievers? I have been taking Tylenol PM for a sleeping problem, but I worry about taking too much.

Neither ingredient in Tylenol PM (acetaminophen and diphenhydramine) is considered addicting.

Nonetheless, the label warns against taking this medicine for more than 10 days without a doctor's supervision.

Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist. Dr. Teresa Graedon is a medical anthropologist and nutrition expert.

Pub Date: 4/29/97

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