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A 44-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take a sinus sudafed (12 hour) coated caplet 120mg/each with dayquil (cold&idling) non-drowsy (2-liquicaps)????? i took dayquil @ 11:30

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Don't bother.: Many UNBIASED studies have shown that otc cold meds are of little to no use. In fact, they often prolong your symptoms, make you feel worse on them and also increase your chance of developing a secondary bacterial infection, like pneumonia. See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo
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