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Can I Take Prednisone And Nyquil
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Should be OK: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk to your doctor: Both vicodin and nyquil have acetaminophen, you would essentially be doubling the dose when taking these together. Also both drugs can cause drowsiness and if combined, you would be excessively sleepy and decrease your drive to breathe. There are other combined side effects as well. I highly recommend that you talk to your doctor before taking them both together. ...Read more
Ineffective: What is the duration of cough? If more than 2-3 weeks, have you seen a doctor? Guaifenesin which is the main ingredient in different combinations of robitussin (guaifenesin) is a weak anti tussive agent. Nyquil helps due to the antihistamine content. tablespoon of Nyquil contains acetaminophen = 325 mg,Dextromethorphan = 15 mg, & Doxylamine succinate = 6.25 mg. Many herbals are available.Try oil of Oregano. ...Read more
You can but: Be aware that the two medications together may put your stomach at risk for irritation/inflamation/ulceration. You may consider taking the ibuprofen with food, but also ask your prescribing doctor if it may be worthwhile taking short term anti-secretory(acid) medications while taking both of these to help protect your upper gastrointestinal tract. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: There would not be a problem with either medication. ...Read more
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