A 39-year-old member asked:
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can i take nyquil a few hours after taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: Nyquil has an antihistamine in it and zyrtec (cetirizine) is also an antihistamine. You'll be getting an excessive amount of antihistamine and this is not the best way to take care of your cold/allergy symptoms.
Answered on May 11, 2020
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
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Yes you can: but better hold the next dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) while on the nyquil until you are done with the cold episode,
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, there should not be significant side effects with this combination.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: however the use of both products should not exceed the doses you are using and you may have increased sedation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Not a good idea: Nyquil has an antihistamine, cough suppressant and acetaminophen. You are already taking Cetirizine (zyrttec), so why mix medications? Why not take a ... Read More
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