Question by  petowner77 (9)

Can you become addicted to Tylenol PM?


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

No. This is an over-the-counter medication. The sleep-inducing ingredient is the same that is in Benadryl--meant for allergies, but with a sleepiness component. It's possible one could become psychologically addicted.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

The nature of addiction is when short-term harmful behavior replaces long-term beneficial behavior. Almost anything can be addictive. It's also possible to become dependant, not able to sleep without them.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

Most sleep aids have the same ingredients in them, your body can become dependent on these chemicals to calm your body and trigger sleep hormones. Most sleep aids can become habit forming, even if they are marketed as non-habit forming.


Answer by  PHOAT (645)

Yes because it's a sleeping aid. You should never take anything for sleep for an extended period of time because your body will become dependant on that for sleep. Those medications should be used as an as needed, short term basis only.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes, you can become addicted to just about anything. First it will start off where you only need one or two to fall asleep. Then it becomes four or five and then nine or ten and so on. You're addicted when you cannot go a day without having any Tylenol PM pills.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

Yes, you can you have to be extremely careful with this medication as you do with any medication. If it says to take two it means to take two, it doesn't mean take thirty pills. It can be addictive if you don't get enough sleep.


Answer by  Crystal51 (118)

There is a chance of getting addicted to Tylenol PM because it helps put you to sleep. If you take it on a regular basis, you may have trouble going to sleep without it.

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