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can I take zyrtec and nyquil together

A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
ZyrtecD+Nyquil Cough: I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: Nyquil has an antihistamine in it and zyrtec (cetirizine) is also an antihistamine. You'll be getting an excessive amount of antihistamine and this i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, there should not be significant side effects with this combination.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: but better hold the next dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) while on the nyquil until you are done with the cold episode,
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: however the use of both products should not exceed the doses you are using and you may have increased sedation.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not a good idea: Nyquil has an antihistamine, cough suppressant and acetaminophen. You are already taking Cetirizine (zyrttec), so why mix medications? Why not take a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Even though Zyrtec (cetirizine) also has mild sedating effect the combination should be ok.
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But whether it will work or not is another question.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: But it may not relieve you. Fluticasone nasal spray + afrin spray [not over a few days for afrin] will open up your sinuses to drain.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Nyquil: It depends on what Nyquil you have as there is one on the market with an antihistamine in it, which is what Zyrtec (cetirizine) is. You would not wan ... Read More

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