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can you take a decongestant with nyquil

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
What decongestant?: Nyquil contains Dextromethorphan,Acetamnophen and Doxylamine(A first generation sedating antihistamine)and NyquilD contains Sudafed a decongestant You ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If these are safe for you by themselves, then they are safe in combo.
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Dr. Ira Katz
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It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Careful: Some of this decongestant otc meds have alcohol as a component. I usually recommend delsym (dextromethorphan) and clarinex.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No interactions: You can take these two medications together as there aren't any clear contraindications.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Different forms of nyquil have different ingredients. If it contains Acetaminophen for pain or fever, you may not need to also take naproxen.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Yes just limit: Yes, it also depends on the nasal decongestant. Just dont do it for more than 3 days.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok: Sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) certainly can be taken together and adding nyquil at bedtime is probably not harmful. Your pharmacist who knows all ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ok: These combinations taken as you are doing should, be ok.
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
And: Stop all this over the counter. Causes some side effects like increase in bp. Now try very hot fluids to open up the sinus rest give this a few days i ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and c ... Read More
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