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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Dayquil While Pregnant

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Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Talk with OB but no: Dayquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine. Acetaminophen (tylenol) is ok but the other two are class c which most OB do not allow. Use nasal saline. Class c: studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. Drugs should be given only if potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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May i take nyquil or dayquil? I'm 17 weeks pregnant.

May i take nyquil or dayquil? I'm 17 weeks pregnant.

DO NOT TAKE: Anything without first ok'ing it with your ob! ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can i take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can i take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just  tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes you can, but: For the shortest period, and tell your doctor about it, dayquil/nyquil are combo meds with varying degree of safety with pregnancy, read the labels carefully. Wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Maybe: But: these are both drugs that address symptoms;nothing here to make you better.I'd suggest choosing one ;added to rest, fluids, and TLC from your mom. ...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 I take dayquil if taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Can I take dayquil if taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Excellent question : Good for you by asking this question! Depending on which formulation of Dayquil, one has phenylephrine and another has pseudoephedrine. Both of these can elevate blood pressure and heart rate when combined with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Ask your healthcare provider as this may not be safe for you depending on your health history. It is always best to ask before taking over the counter medications with your meds. ...Read more

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If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

If I took one Advil 200mg capsule can I also take DayQuil?

Yes: you can, and watch for different dayquil(s), at any rate none interacts with advil ...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 dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d at the same time?

Can I take dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d at the same time?

Stimulant medication: Both dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d contain stimulants, so it would be duplication to take them together. The phenylephrine in dayquil is weaker than the Pseudoephedrine in Claritin (loratadine) d. Dayquil is for colds, and you should not take antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) when you have a cold anyway. Antihistamines slow the clearance of secretions and prolong viral respiratory infections. ...Read more