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Advil PM

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5.7  Effectiveness
5.3  Side Effects
6.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Advil PM side effects and 3 Advil PM benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is diphenhydramine/ibuprofen and brand name is Advil PM.

Advil PM is manufactured and marketed by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare in Richmond.

The active ingredients of this medication are diphenhydramine hydrochloride and ibuprofen potassium.

Mainly used in treating minor aches and pains that may cause sleeplessness.
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Eminem

The highest grossing rapper in the world has a history of insomnia and drug dependence. He checked himself into rehabilitation to help deal with his condition.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Advil PM, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 3% 91% 4.5% 1.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 3% 4.5% 85.1% 7.5% 0%
Blood Pressure 1.5% 3% 90.9% 3% 1.5%
Breathing 0% 6% 88.1% 4.5% 1.5%
Confidence 0% 4.5% 94% 1.5% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 11.9% 80.6% 6% 1.5%
Digestion 0% 3% 92.4% 4.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 1.5% 8.8% 80.9% 5.9% 2.9%
Energy 5.9% 19.1% 58.8% 10.3% 5.9%
Eyesight 0% 6% 85.1% 9% 0%
Memory 1.5% 6% 83.6% 9% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 9% 82.1% 6% 3%
Pain 7.6% 4.5% 65.2% 12.1% 10.6%
Patience 1.5% 4.5% 85.1% 6% 3%
Sexual Health 1.5% 1.5% 94% 3% 0%
Skin Complexion 1.5% 1.5% 93.9% 3% 0%
Sleep 4.4% 17.6% 19.1% 32.4% 26.5%
Stress Level 2.9% 8.8% 82.4% 4.4% 1.5%
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Commonly Reported Advil PM Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 95.2% 2.4% 2.4% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 62.7% 10.2% 10.2% 11.9% 5.1%
Allergic Reaction 96.9% 0% 0% 1.6% 1.6%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 89.7% 6.9% 1.7% 0% 1.7%
Anxiety 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 4.5% 0% 0% 4.5%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 71.4% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Cold Symptoms 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 92.2% 3.1% 3.1% 1.6% 0%
Dizziness 83.6% 7.5% 3% 6% 0%
Double Vision 95% 2.5% 2.5% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 69.1% 17.6% 10.3% 2.9% 0%
Dry Mouth 77.6% 10.3% 6.9% 3.4% 1.7%
Euphoria 98.2% 1.8% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 79.4% 10.3% 1.5% 4.4% 4.4%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 90.9% 3.6% 3.6% 1.8% 0%
Gas 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 94.5% 1.8% 1.8% 0% 1.8%
Headache 92.4% 3% 3% 1.5% 0%
Insomnia 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 81.8% 9.1% 0% 0% 9.1%
Mood Swings 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 87.3% 5.5% 3.6% 1.8% 1.8%
Muscle Cramping 81.8% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 9.1%
Nausea 93.8% 4.7% 1.6% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 86.4% 0% 4.5% 9.1% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Advil PM Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Breathing Difficulties 93% 4.7% 0% 2.3% 0%
Change in Behavior 90.9% 4.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Confusion 86.7% 11.1% 0% 0% 2.2%
Constipation 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 90.7% 4.7% 0% 4.7% 0%
Depression 93.3% 2.2% 2.2% 0% 2.2%
Dry Mouth 71.4% 14.3% 0% 0% 14.3%
Eye Pressure 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 33.3% 0% 0% 66.7% 0%
General Discomfort 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Hallucinations 95.2% 2.4% 0% 0% 2.4%
Irritability / Impatience 83.1% 8.5% 1.7% 5.1% 1.7%
Muscle / Joint Pain 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Reduced Libido 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 85.7% 0% 0% 0% 14.3%
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Episodes since taking Advil PM
Since taking Advil PM Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Heart attack 1.2%
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User Comments about Advil PM
15 Feb 2017 Takes 3 hours to kick in. I sleep for an hour and I'm awake again. I cycle through sleep and waking up all night.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Jun 2015 After having taken Advil PM for the last month due to difficulty sleeping I have had randomly, really bad nightmares on several occasions. Waking up with an accelerated heartbeat and remembering most of the very vivid dreams. I do not drink and only take a prescription medicine during the day, as prescribed...this is not a good reaction and should be noted by the drug company as people can related heart problems.
   —Posted by JW
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01 Mar 2015 Been taking 1advilpm pill at bed time. Looking for any long term side affects.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Feb 2015 I have taken Advil PM previously with no ill side affects. Last night however, about 40 minutes after taking it I started becoming extremely confused, weird patterns were forming in my vision & I had a moment where I felt like I had stopped breathing - it was basically severe hallucinating. My lips felt swollen. It was extremely frightening & I'm not sure if ur was just a bad batch or something else was at play (no other medications taken recently). Has anyone else experienced this with Advil PM or similar products?
   —Posted by Anonymous
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12 Apr 2015 I noticed heart fluttering. I have been taking advil pm for severe menstrual cramps. It works but for some reason,just felt weird.
   —Posted by paula
23 Jan 2013 The advil Pm does help me sleep...but I am having some side effects, that may, or may not be attritured to Advil. I have either a runny nose, or very dry nose. I have developed some ache in only my left ear..my left eye is also blurring.
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