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Can I Give My 4 Year Old Children Nyquil
No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (take only as directed!). If they have a cough, then studies have shown that HONEY actually works better (1-2 tsp as needed) than cough syrup! It thins secretions and loosens the cough. Only use it in kids older than 1 year! ...Read more
I gave my 4yr old a 1/4tsp of childrens nyquil and clariton before bed tonight. Will this hurt her.
I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!
Poison control: Call poison control right now 800-222-1222. I your child's weight and other health concerns need to be known. Speak to your doctor before giving adult medications. ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?
No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...Read more
I gave to my 6 year old chlidren nyquil and childrens claritin (loratadine). Is it safe? What should I do?
I gave my 15 year old a Zyrtec (cetirizine) this morning (9am) can I give him some Nyquil, as the Zyrtec (cetirizine) did nothing to help him.?
Frank770: Yes you can provided you give the Nyquil 12 hours later and just double check the ingredients in Nyqil. ...Read more
My 9 year old weighs 93 lbs. Can I give her a half dose of NyQuil to receive her of her flu-like symptoms so she can sleep?
Mgt: Nasal saline rinses may work as well fewer side effects. I would nif advise using Nyquil. ...Read more
My 12 year old takes 3 mg melatonin. He's been stuffy, coughing and sneezing up a storm. Is it alright to give him the nyquil before bed?
Seen pediatrician?: I don't like Nyquil for kids...nor adults...but especially adolescents. Who made the diagnosis of insomnia in this young lad? And what is the cause of his insomnia? Stress? Big tonsils? Lady trouble? Who prescribed the melatonin and how was 3 mg. Chosen? Sleep study? Sounds like he has allergies. If you'd like to chat: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
How many hours apart do I have to wait if 10 year old daughter took nyquil and now I want to give her ibuprofen?
Hi... I just gave to my 6 year old choldrens nyquil for the cough and and children's Claritin (loratadine) for the runny nose. Do they interact? What should I do?
My 10 yr old (150 lbs) is sick and I just gave her 15ml of children's NyQuil. It's not seeming to help and she is not sleepy. Could I give her half of?
Half of what?: Your question stopped at "half of" so there is no way we can answer your question unless you start over and complete it. Your submissions are not linked, so each must have background and a relevant question. I rarely use any sleep meds in kids at that age, but 5 mg of OTC melatonin may help her if she needs it. ...Read more
My 10 yr old (150 lbs) 102 fever. 15ml of children's NyQuil. Not help & not sleepy. Could I give her half of 3mg melatonin?
Dose for Melatonin: Dose for melatonin for age is 3 mg whole tablet ...Read more
I am currently a nanny. The almost 3 yr old, 32lbs, has a cold. Am I able to give her Children's Nyquil? If so what dose? Tried humidifier and honey
Not recommended: None of these products are recommended for any child under age 6 yr. They were commonly used decades ago, but were more a product that give you something to do than helpful. They usually contain antihistamines which actually thicken secretions making it harder to get up and cough our mucous secretions. Proper nutrition, rest and time will solve this problem. ...Read more
Yes: That would be an appropriate dose 1 liquicap. ...Read more
No: There is an increased risk of sedation with the antihistamne and ethanol of nyquil combined with the trazadone. ...Read more
Not recommended: Trazodone interacts with dextromethorphan in Nyquil cold & flu to increase risk for serotonin syndrome, eg, fever, confusion, increased heart rate. Also Trazodone interacts with doxylamine in Nyquil cold & flu to increase risk for dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating. You might try: http://www. Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/home-remedies-9/natural-treatments I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am a thirteen year old girl with severe insomnia. Nyquil helps me sleep, but I know it is bad to rely on. What should I do to?
No stimulation: See your family doctor-at age 13 you should be able to sleep like a baby most nights. However, some doctors agree that teens tend to become 'night-owls and find it harder to fall asleep early. I agree the nyquil is bad to rely on -your body will become used to it. Try warm milk, a hot bath and relaxing reading an hour before bed. Don't stimulate your brain doing homework or talk on phone-relax. ...Read more
We gave our 13 year old son 2 tsp of nyquil cold and flu and within seconds his ears became red and hot. How conerning is it?
Not Too Worried: If this happened seconds after takinfg the mediation I would think that this redness is more related to the primary problem than the medicaation. Keep an eye on and if no brweathing problems let him go to bed. ...Read more
I gave my 89 year old father NyQuil yesterday and today he is very confused. He has Parkinson's and mild dementia. Is this reversible?
Will get better: But, in the elderly with neurological diseases, they are very sensitive to medication side effects, and Nyquil can cause an anticholinergic reaction which makes this type of dementia temporarily worsen. Might contact your doctor to get a cholinesterase inhibitor such as Exelon (rivastigmine) patch, which would reverse much of this rapidly. ...Read more
Hello doctor I took a Vicodin around 11:00/11:30pm for tooth pain earlier it's now 2:00am I was wondering if it's safe to take some NyQuil too as I've been fight off a cold for the last few days as well also if it helps im a 30 year old male 6 feet 3 inch
No: I do not advise giving drugs of any kind to induce sleep for infants and young children. If your 20 months infant is having trouble sleeping the best thing to do is to consult with the baby's pediatrician as there may be something correctable that is interfering with a normal sleeping pattern for this child. ...Read more
I have a healthy 3 and a half yr old no minor or major health issues she has a cold wud it b ok to give her dayquil or nyquil for her symptoms?
No: It turns out the decongestants don't really work for kids her age and there is a small risk that some of the ingredients can be harmful. So I would suggest avoiding them and simply giving her body time to fight off the symptoms. ...Read more
I took twice the dose of nyquil and now im nervous of it killing me I am 18 years old 150 pounds and have been sick for the past 3 days is this enough to kill me or am I just being irrational?
Should not..: If it was the recommended dose and you took it twice only as a one time event this should not be life threatening. However, if you took more than that and you are experiencing any symptoms you need to be seen immediately. You can also call poison control center for more directives on this: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
If I take nyquil last night, woud it show in my drug screen requid by my job? I work as care giver, and some times we requid dtug screen. I am old fashon, I don't like take madicaction when I have cold. But last night I took nyquil. Woud it show in my dru
Not generally: Most employers test for drugs of abuse, and nyquil, outside of a little alcohol, does not have any of the drugs they would be testing for (usually amphetamines, pcp, marijuana, opioids, benzodiazepines, cocaine). Also, they usually ask you to fill out paperwork on what your medications are, so you should just list the nyquil. ...Read more
My son has a fever of 101.0F He took a 600 mg. Ibuprofen about 2 hours ago. Now, he needs flu symptom meds. Can he take 2 tbls of Nyquil? He is 17 years old.
Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. Your son should feel better in a day or two. Helps protect the rest of the family, too. ...Read more
I gave my 15 yr old son allegra (fexofenadine) d today at 1630. He still has a cough. When can I give him nyquil to help with the cough and aid him to be able to sle?
Cough: Was he sick? Does he have allergies? Does he have asthma, trouble breathing, chest tightness? If the latter are positive, the cough will not be improved with antihistamines, he will need an inhaler. If he has nasal congestion, a saline nasal spray can improve the post nasal drip that is triggering the cough. ...Read more
My 13 yr old daughter who weighs 102 lbs. Took Claritin and Veramyst nasal spray at 12 p.M. Can I give her nyquil tonight before bed?
Yes: These medicines work by different mechanisms and would be fine to give. ...Read more
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