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Hello! i have strep throat and started taking zithromax today. is it okay for me to take nyquil and coricidin while on this med?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Medications: nyquil and Coricidin both contain acetaminophen and should not be taken together to avoid risk of overdosing on acetaminophen. talk with you doctor to see what you should take to help with the sore throat symptoms while you are taking zithromax. always consult with a doctor prior to starting any new medication and always follow directions on box.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Be careful: There is no interaction between azithromycin and Nyquil. I'm not sure which Coricidin product you are using, but many can cause extra sedation when taken with Nyquil. Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion and Cough has no interactions with azithromycin and Nyquil.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pharmacist: Consult your pharmacist as he/she has up to date information on medication interactions. Has your strep throat been confirmed with a positive throat culture? If not it could be a viral sore throat and upper respiratory tract infection which shouldn't require antibiotics.

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