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is nyquil good for cough

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At least 6 hours: Interval is needed to clear the codeine in Virtussin from your system, if not 8 hours. Nyquil contains an antihistaminic which would interact with the ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Up to 6 hours averag: It causes up to 6 hours of sleep on average, but beware that some people are more sensitive to the sedating properties andalusia sleep longer. Dinky d ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Benmoshe
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: Nyquil contains multiple ingredient in each capsule including one called Doxylamine which is an anti-histamine type medication (similar class ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Which nyquil?: At any rate most nyquil preparations contain an antihistamine which would interact with the iophen C-NR and cause CNS depression, kindly call/see your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Medication interacti: most likely nothing other than being extra sleepy
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Tichenor
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
You should be ok: Be on the safe side and take the medicines at least 30 minutes apart.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Although there is a chance that the cough medicine and NyQuil may have additive sedative effect, you would have experienced this by now. You should n ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Codeine containing preparation and any Nyquil isn't recommended, combination would cause CNS depression. Cough can be due to multitude of causes, code ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not safe,: Because alcohol increases toxicity of nyquil by slowing drug metabolism. Also both increase sedation and drowsiness and depress the central nervous sy ... Read More

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