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Can You Take Dayquil And Zyrtec Together
Yes, but . . .: My big concern: there are many different types/brands of Nyquil which is a combination of several medications, depending upon brand name. Luckily http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1310-0,53-17161,55-17410,54-16419 doesn't show any interaction btwn 3 versions of Nyquil and Ibuprofen. Do beware that NSAIDs can cause ulcers & irritate kidneys. Check w/FamilyDoc if continue to need ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can. See the recommended doses for each. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist and get another type of medication to control your symptoms. You should be able to take them together but over time the strategy is not effective. ...Read more
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less or no drowsiness and can be taken in the morning or day time. Most antihistamines quit working after a while. In that case consider allergy evaluation to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines and decongestants. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist and get another type of medication to control your symptoms. You should be able to take them together but over time the strategy is not effective and excess decongestants may raise your blood pressure. ...Read more
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together. ...Read more
Yes for hives: Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and Atarax at bedtime is a good combination for treating hives. The Atarax can be used as an as needed if hives breakthough in the evening and make it hard to sleep. Remember that the drowsiness & delayed reaction time caused by Atarax may still be present the next morning. If you need two antihistamines to control hives you should be under a physician's care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As usual, when taking multiple medications it is wise to keep track of any side-effects that you may experience. Always let your primary doctor know of any over-the-counter medications you are on. That being said, zyrtec (cetirizine) and midol should be safe to use together. If you take midol pm with zyrtec (cetirizine) however, you may get excessively sleepy, and this may lead to accidents. ...Read more
Increased sedation: Piriton is a brand name for chlorphenamine maleate aka Chlorpheniramine Maleate a classical antihistamine whose major adverse effect is drowsiness & prolonged reaction time. Other side-effects include constipation & in older men, urinary retention. Cetirizine (zyrtec) has the same side-effect profile. The combination will enhance these adverse effects. Take only with a physician's supervision. ...Read more
2 antihistamines: At usual doses, there should not be significant side effects from taking these 2 antihistamines together. If a person is needing this much for relief, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more
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