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A 28-year-old female asked:

My daughter has a fever and cough combination can she take tylenol (acetaminophen) and nyquil or robitussin?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to say: Her age is a critical point not mentioned in your query. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always safe. Robitussin is likely fine, again, depending on her age. I would not use Nyquil or anything containing alcohol for a child.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Depends on her age: You did not say how old she is.If she is over the age of 2.than she can take Robituscin for cough.I do not recommend Nyquil for children especially small children.It is alright to give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever in the appropriate dose based on body weight
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Call her doctor especially if she doesn't improve or worsens.
May 28, 2014
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cough meds for kids: If your daughter is less than 6 yrs old, cough medicine aren't recommended, as they have been shown to be not only ineffective, but may be harmful. Medicines like Nyquil May particularly harm children due to their unwanted effects on heart. Your daughter prob has a viral infection so get your PMD to see her if she doesn't improve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 4-5 days or sooner iher gen condition deteriorates.
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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Cough suppresants shoiuld be used with caution in a child of your daughter's age.
May 28, 2014
Dr. James Bottiggi
48 years experience
Maybe: How old is child. Nyquil is for adults only. Could be a virus or something more serious. If been going on more than 24-48 hours or worsening, shoul get checked
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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