Tylenol PM is just Benadryl+Tylenol

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/19/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I've posted this in other topics. But with all the meds we take . . . and the cost of everything . . . I thought maybe it should have its own topic so everyone knows.

The "PM" component in Tylenol PM and Advil PM . . . and many OTC sleep aids . . . is simply Benadryl.

Diphenhydramine = Generic Benadryl

This might help some of us spend less AND if you don't need the tylenol component on that evening, you won't be taking an unnecessary med.

For those of you who have Aldi's (discount groceries), they carry the generic stuff and its pretty cheap. But the generic version is sold most anywhere you'd find the Benadryl too.

This has been a public service announcement.

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Lynnwood
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   Posted 11/19/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha! That answered one question I just assumed I knew the answer to!

Benadryl makes me hyperactive. One dose and I don't sleep for 3 days, no matter how physically exhausted I am. So I've just assumed that the PM" meds would probably not be good for me -- but never bothered reading the ingredients. So now I don't have to ever bother! Rosie has read them for me and give me the "readers condensed version".

So a note to all -- hang around here long enough and someone will end up giving you a short, quick answer to everything you ever wondered but didn't bother to ask! :-)

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/19/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
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Glad that helped you Lynnwood. I found that little tid-bit by accident when I was comparing different sleep aids.

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There is more than one reason that I try to be really thrifty.

Not only does it benefit me in the $$$ Savings $$$ but it supports the businesses that give us the best prices!! Ha haaaa . . . so if I go a mile out of my way to get gas for a penny less . . . it isn't necessarily a big savings, but I'm keeping THAT guy in business and forcing other gas stations to offer the lowest prices. (Gas was just an easy example . . . but I do the same with my groceries etc. . . . ) Just another tid-bit from the "Gospel according to Rosie". LOL!!

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DQueen
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   Posted 11/19/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanx so much Rosie! I was actually going to buy some tylenol PM, but since I already have some Benadryl, I will just try that! Thanx for the savings!
Lots of Love!
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Leta
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   Posted 11/19/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Rosie,

Good thread, wow as things with the economy get tighter I am glad you are posting this stuff and we have really been watching our money too at home. Lord knows my disability doesn't cover much.

An fyi that idea Costco sells a huge generic bottle of it with almost 300 for about $5 for Kirkland brand. Also the Loratadine is about $11 for 300 which is almost a years with of allergy meds and add the generic sudafed w/0 ephedra and its about $7 and that gives you the decongestant part as needed. The laws here in AZ only allow ephedra containing products over the counter for 15 days worth or they think you want to do a meth lab. Maybe this will help.

Rosie, Thanks for helping to start all the wonderful ideas on saving money. This will definitely help all of us, whether tough times or not, to save money with the economy the way it is, it is always good to save money where we can.

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/19/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
DQueen and Leta,

Your very welcome! I am a huge penny pincher. Even if I have money to put away, I want my pennies to go as far as they can. And . . . like I posted above, I like to support the stores/vendors/manufacturers who offer us the best product at the best price.

Great find at Costco. We are SO cheap/thrifty . . . that I'll get a membership to one of those warehouse clubs and use it for the year . . . but then I'll buy all my regular staple items (laundry soap, dish soap, TP, bar soap, bleach etc. . . . for the whole year and skip the membership till I really need it again.

Very glad it was helpful!!

Blessings!

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   Posted 11/19/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I found this out after trying Tylenol PM. just half of a dose of Benadryl and I'm out of it for about 20 hours. I have to be really desperate to take it!
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