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On atenolol (25mg) verapamil (120mg).i have head cold so took dayquil/ afrin nose spray. Heart rate dipping into high 40's, low 50's.keeps skipping?

On atenolol (25mg) verapamil (120mg).i have head cold so took dayquil/ afrin nose spray. Heart rate dipping into high 40's, low 50's.keeps skipping?

ER now: And hold all your medications, what is happening is a bad interaction amongst the atenolol, verapamil and the DayQuil and afrin, which you shouldn't have taken in the first place. Kindly ask your doctor in the future, especially if are on such meds, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is dayquil addictive?

Is dayquil addictive?

Not physically: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant in dayquil that can affect seratonin and nmda receptors. According to the world health organization, dextromethorphan can be psychologically addictive, but is not physically addictive. Given the medications you are on, there is likely an interaction that should be discussed with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can I take DayQuil and sudafed together?

Can I take DayQuil and sudafed together?

NO: DayQuil contains PHENYLEPHRINE a DECONGESTION similar to SUDAPHED! Rapid heart beat and a number of other symptoms are possible!

Hope this helps!
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Will nyquil and dayquil mess up my mind?

Will nyquil and dayquil mess up my mind?

No: Nyquil is more likely to negatively impair alertness and cognition but even it is a short lived change. ...Read more

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Would oxymetazoline HCl show on tox screen?

Not sure: Unlikely if used in recommended amounts. Depends on how much is used. If much used can elevate blood pressure so it can get into the system. Could call poison control center and find out. ...Read more

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Can afrin be used after nasonex (mometasone)?

Can afrin be used after nasonex (mometasone)?

Yes, but....: It will dilute the nasonex (mometasone). If you need to use afrin, use it about 30 minutes before nasonex (mometasone). It will open up the nose so the Nasonex (mometasone) gets in better and will be more effective. Be sure to heed the warnings on the afrin packaging. ...Read more

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Can you become addicted to afrin (oxymetazoline)?

Can you become addicted to afrin (oxymetazoline)?

Possibly: I wouldn't necessarily use the word "addicted" when talking about afrin, but, as with any decongestant nasal spray such as afrin, you can get what is called rebound congestion if you use it for more than 2-3 days. This is a condition where the congestion actually gets worse, even while continuing to use the afrin, so you want to restrict use to 2-3 days only. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

You CAN but...: Both medications contain antihistamines, which if taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at higher risk for having adverse reactions to antihistamines, which can include confusion, instability, etc. ...Read more

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Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Perhaps: Afrin contains oxymetazoline which can improve nasal congestion when used for short periods of time. Use for more than 3 days can increase risk of rebound congestion and development of a condition called Rhinits Medicamentosa. (RM) Use with a topical steroid nasal spray may (like flute adobe) help to prevent it. You should always minimize use of decongestants because of other possible effects. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour with dayquil?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour with dayquil?

Congestion: Try just taking the dayquil as it may relieve any allergy related congestion, if not sufficient, then you can take the claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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What should you do when you accidently swallow "afrin"?

No problem: There shouldn't be a problem swallowing a small amount of afrin nasal spray. I would do nothing and not be concerned about it. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed my one month old while taking dayquil?

Can I breastfeed my one month old while taking dayquil?

Be cautious: Dayquil is a combination drug, with different formulations, please read the labels, as different drugs in the combo might not be suitable for nursing mothers ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oxymetazoline hydrochloride?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Hello. Oxymetazoline is the active ingredient in afrin nasal spray. If it is used beyond 5 days, it could cause rhinitis medicamentosa. This is a condition where your nose needs to continue to use the spray just to be able to breath in and out of your nose. This ingredient can also be linked to increased heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia and urinary incontinance. ...Read more

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Will using afrin (oxymetazoline) at night cause insomnia?

May occur: Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning. ...Read more

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I took dayquil and zyrtec (cetirizine) together. Is that safe?

I took dayquil and zyrtec (cetirizine) together. Is that safe?

Which Dayquil: Product are you referring to? Vicks Dayquil Cough (dextromethorphan) can be used with zyrtec (cetirizine). (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=844-3325, 569-286) ...Read more

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Should I stop using afrin (oxymetazoline) before a laparoscopy?

Should I stop using afrin (oxymetazoline) before a laparoscopy?

Likely no: This is all local with minimal absorption into circulation. It shouldn't be an issue w laparoscopy. U should call ur hospital and talk to pre-op nurse or anesthesia person. ...Read more

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IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

No, read the label: No it is not. If you read the label there is a huge amount of alcohol in those products not conducive to your fetus and pregnancy. I have often wondered why there is no tax label on Nyquil which could easily be sold in liquor stores with a "proof rating". ...Read more

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Will using afrin (oxymetazoline) at night cause me to sleep better?

Will using afrin (oxymetazoline) at night cause me to sleep better?

Maybe yes - maybe no: Sleep disturbance is a possible side effect of afrin (oxymetazoline). However, if a person was having problems with sleep due to congestion - then use of afrin (oxymetazoline) may help to improve quality of sleep. Remember that Afrin (oxymetazoline) use is limited to 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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Can you advise me please!!! I mixed dayquil and zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you advise me please!!! I mixed dayquil and zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Dayquil & zyrtec (cetirizine): It should be ok, you may experience excessive dry mouth, thirst and sedation but it should be temporary ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Plan B and take dayquil and nyquil in the same day?

Is it safe to take Plan B and take dayquil and nyquil in the same day?

It should be safe: There is no evidence of decrease efficacy of Plan B with Nyquil or Dayquil. It should be safe. ...Read more

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Can one take Claritin (loratadine) the same time as taking an dayquil sinex?

Can one take Claritin (loratadine) the same time as taking an dayquil sinex?

OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihistamine is inadequate, and you feel the need to take more. When that's the case, you'll do best by getting evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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Can you take many sprays of afrin (oxymetazoline) in one day without overdosing?

Can you take many sprays of afrin (oxymetazoline) in one day without overdosing?

Not advisable: The usual dosing of afrin for an adult is 2 sprays/nostril twice a day. Any more is overdosing. It does not give incrementally improved results and risks you complications like headache, insomnia and nervousness. Absolute maximum time of usage of afrin is 5 days. Longer than this leads to tachphylaxis and worsening of nasal congestion. If you find yourself chronically congested, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took dayquil is it safe to take a Xanax (alprazolam) couple or more hours after.

I took dayquil is it safe to take a Xanax (alprazolam) couple or more hours after.

Be careful.: It's never a great idea to mix drugs, especially if you're not sure about their possible effect. Both over-the-counter cold medicine and xanax (alprazolam) (an anti-anxiety drug) may sedate you. Sometimes combinations of drugs have a more potent effect than you'd expect. Remember that alcohol and anxiety medications can be a deadly combination also. You are ok now; but talk to your doctor about combining meds. ...Read more

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Tps for curing oxymetazoline addiction? I'm addicted since 10 years and need to stop

ENT Evaluatiion: I suggest an evaluation with an ear, nose & throat specialist to start with, also known as an otolaryngologust. You need an examination of your nasal passages and treatment for what is likely, some chronic inflammation. Then, perhaps some counseling to keep your habit from reoccuring. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby has 2 mounth old and I take dayquil today and yesterday is it safe for him?

My baby has 2 mounth old and I take dayquil today and yesterday is it safe for him?

NO: All the over the counter cold and flu medication is not safe for infants. We no longer have any medications for infants because they have caused drowiness and seizures in some. The safe thing to do is just saline nasal drops into the infants nose to control the nasal congestions and suctioning their nose. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Afrin (Definition)

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