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Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine for allergies) and dayquil (cold/flu medicine) together?

Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine for allergies) and dayquil (cold/flu medicine) together?

Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihistamine. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains a decongestant and antihistamine so it should not be mixed with other meds such as dayquil. It is always important to read the ingredient labels of any over the counter medicines as many medicine contain the same or similar ingredients. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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Can I take dayquil or zyrtec while having a concussion? I'm having nasel congestion pretty bad

Can I take dayquil or zyrtec while having a concussion? I'm having nasel congestion pretty bad

Not good idea!: One of the cardinal signs of developing nastiness after a concussion is its effect on your mental status. While Zyrtec (an antihistamine) only makes about 7% of patients drowsy why confuse the picture? ...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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Can I take Vicks DayQuil cold and flu with cetirizine?

Can I take Vicks DayQuil cold and flu with cetirizine?

Yes: But be aware that taking additional antihistamines increases the risk of drowsiness. If you take more than one daily adult dose of an antihistamine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery. ...Read more

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Can you take midol and 30 ml of dayquil together?

Can you take midol and 30 ml of dayquil together?

No: Toooo much of a mixture of medicines. Both contain acetominophen. ...Read more

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Can you take dayquil and hydroxyzine HCl 10mg together?

Can you take dayquil and hydroxyzine HCl 10mg together?

Yes, but: Be cautious with dayquil severe cold & flu, as it contains an antihistaminic too ...Read more

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Can you take clairton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) together?

Can you take clairton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) together?

Not recommended.: Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec have similar action and taking them together will result in duplication and additives side effects (headache, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue).It is best to avoid taking both medications together except under the care of a physician. If neither Claritin (loratadine) d nor zyrtec d is helpful, then see your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Can you take dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d together?

Can you take dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d together?

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

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Can I take pamprin and dayquil together?

Can I take pamprin and dayquil together?

Yes: Pamprin is naproxen, an anti-inflammatory med for pain, better to be taken with food. Dayquill is used for decongestant, some have mucolytic or Acetaminophen in it. Pls follow instructions as directed, see your dr if symptoms don't improve in the next couple of days. Decongestants not advised to be used for long periods of time due rebound congestion. ...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!

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Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

NO: They are both antihistamines and would not be useful or safe taken together!

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Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Not advisable: I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

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

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Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can I take clariton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) d together?

Can I take clariton d and zyrtec (cetirizine) d together?

Not a great idea: There is likely no added benefit of taking these two medications together. The real question is what kind of symptoms are you attempting to treat. There are other medication that can treat nasal symptoms that are better than antihistamines with decongestant including intranasal steroid sprays. See an Allergist if you would like more guidance on what combination of meds can improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and claratin together?

Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and claratin together?

Yes, but why?: Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are both new generation antihistamines. While it is fine to take both antihistamines, it should not be necessary. Most patients find relief with one or the other. If symptoms are not controlled and a person feels the need to take both, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation and different medication regimen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and cold medicine together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications together without any serious side effects providing that you take both at the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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The zyrtec alone isn't helping. Anyone else take Claritin (loratadine) with zyrtec together?

The zyrtec alone isn't helping. Anyone else take Claritin (loratadine) with zyrtec together?

See below: That would not be advised. Again, treating allergies adequately, depends upon the symptoms you are having. For congestion, you need a decongestant, such as Allegra d. Also, nasal steroid sprays are an another alternative. ...Read more

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Drank dayquil 1 1/2 hrs ago. Took severe sinus meds now. Is it harmful to take them so close together?

Drank dayquil 1 1/2 hrs ago. Took severe sinus meds now. Is it harmful to take them so close together?

Combining: Decongestants can cause elevations in blood pressure, heart rate, and feelings of nervousness.These will all pass over about the same time as the dosing interval of each medicine. Depending on your underlying medical problems, it is unlikely any permanent, long term damage will come to you. If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, notify your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine and zyrtec (cetirizine) togethet?

Can I take promethazine and zyrtec (cetirizine) togethet?

Not toxic, but why?: Both have antihistamine properties, if needing the anti-nausea of promethazine, should also address allergic symptoms. Otherwise, zyrtec (cetirizine) less sedating. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil and ibuprofen together?

Can I take dayquil and ibuprofen together?

Yes: Unless reported, there is no contraindication if you take both medicines for two different reasons. Nevertheless, you must check with your doctor if this is safe for how long. Long term use of Ibuprofen may hurt your liver. ...Read more

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Can I take Zyrtec-D and NyQuil cough together?

Can I take Zyrtec-D and NyQuil cough together?

ZyrtecD+Nyquil Cough: I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take the Nyquil Cough before going to bed. If needed, you can take the Zyrtec (cetirizine) D once daily as needed in the morning. Reserve the Nyquil for just before bedtime.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, check with your doctor first. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more