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What are the risks of taking Midol PMS?

Midol PMS may be risky for people with certain health conditions. Ask your doctor before taking Midol PMS if you have: a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, or emphysema; glaucoma; difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland; liver disease (especially cirrhosis); kidney disease; an obstruction in your stomach or intestines. Because its effects on pregnancy and breast milk are unknown, speak with your doctor before taking Midol PMS if you wish to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Midol PMS may increase your risk of liver damage if taken in large quantities; consult your doctor before taking this medication if you consume more than three alcoholic drinks per day. 

Since Midol PMS contains acetaminophen, do not take other medications containing acetaminophen (including cold or allergy medications, or other painkillers) while taking Midol PMS, to avoid the risk of an acetaminophen overdose. Because Midol PMS can result in drowsiness, do not drive or operate machinery until you know your body's reaction to this medication.  Also, notify your doctor if you take medications such as sedatives and tranquilizers before taking Midol PMS.

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