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can you take dayquil and zyrtec together

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihista ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: A non sedating antihistamine is fine to take with DayQuil, which does not have the antihistamine that is in NyQuil. Probably a good idea, too if you h ... Read More
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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
34 years experience Pediatrics
Dayquil + zyrtec (cetirizine): Yes. Dayquil has acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and phenylephrine in it, and none of these are an antihistamine. Zrytec is just an antihistamine, it ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
You CAN but...: both medications contain antihistamines, which if taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at hi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Which Dayquil: product are you referring to? Vicks Dayquil Cough (dextromethorphan) can be used with zyrtec (cetirizine). (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.ph ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Safe but: No reason to avoid, but I'd might consider cold preparations with DM. In most states, have to sign for those but what I'd recommend.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Nursing: Okay to nurse while taking most over the counter medicines.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dayquil & zyrtec (cetirizine): it should be ok, you may experience excessive dry mouth, thirst and sedation but it should be temporary
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes : But be aware that taking additional antihistamines increases the risk of drowsiness. If you take more than one daily adult dose of an antihistamine, y ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Yes: Should be no problem. Make sure you take an appropriate dose. If you are small hdlg the dose is indicated
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Toooo much of a mixture of medicines. Both contain acetominophen.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
21 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. Dayquil is an otc medication that contains, acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine.
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