View Full Version : Mixing Focalin w/other meds?

01-03-08, 12:01 PM
I just started taking Foc XR and I have been having a hard time going to sleep at night. Would it be okay to take some Tylenol PM or even an Ambien if needed? I am really weary about mixing meds and not sure what I can take with what.... Thanks for any info! :D

01-03-08, 12:25 PM
It's always best to ask your Dr or pharmacist just to be safe.

That being said, I have taken plenty of sleep aids over the years (prescription & OTC) with no problems.

An important thing to remember about Tylenol PM is that it contains two ingredients. One is acetamenophen for pain relief, and the other is diphenhydramine for sleep.

I would suggest that unless you are in pain when going to bed, that you avoid the acetamenophen and just take a dose of diphenhydramine.

Diphenhydramine is the active ingredient in the antihistamine Bendaryl, and is much easier on the liver when taken just by itself.

I'm not trying to imply that taking acetamenophen and dyphenhydramine together are bad, but if all you need is a sleep aid, then why take the dose of acetamenophen when it's not really needed?

Food for thought. ;)