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Dayquil And Afrin
Yes, short term: Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant spray that works quickly to decrease stuffy nose, but if used beyond 4-7 days may result in "rebound" nasal congestion and a person can become dependent upon it. Pseudoephedrine is an oral decongestant that is effective but has multiple side effects including increasing BP in those with hard to control high blood pressure, insomnia, dry mouth, and GI upset. ...Read more
Can i take sudafed (pseudo ephedrine only), Mucinex (guaifenesin) (expectorant and decongestant), and nyquil all at once?
Perhaps: Afrin contains oxymetazoline which can improve nasal congestion when used for short periods of time. Use for more than 3 days can increase risk of rebound congestion and development of a condition called Rhinits Medicamentosa. (RM) Use with a topical steroid nasal spray may ( like flute adobe) help to prevent it. You should always minimize use of decongestants because of other possible effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: I recommend that my patients use afrin for an absolute maximum of 5 days if indicated. Sudafed is ok to use at the same time, as long as you have no medical contraindications to using it ( heart problems, high blood pressure, etc). See your doctor if your nasal congestion symptoms are not improved within 5 days of use of either medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Afrin (oxymetazoline) decongestant for relief of nasal congestion due to common cold/hay fever/allergies.Also shrinks swollen nasal passages so you can breathe easier. Do not use for >3 days( to avoid worsen congestion). Mucinex (guaifenesin) reliefs chest congestion helps to loosen phlegm(mucous).Take with lots of water. If symptoms persist /not better in ~ 7 days see a doctor. Take care. ...Read more
They can be used: Together.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should be: ok if you follow the package directions regarding dosing and frequency, assuming you have no other medical problems. ...Read more
Can you take Mucinex Daytime (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, & phenylephrine) with Azelastine nasal spray?
Yes: Yes, this is a safe combination of medications. ...Read more
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Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?
If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more
Yes.: There is no significant overlap in these meds if taken at reasonable doses. ...Read more
No interactions: You can take these two medications together as there aren't any clear contraindications. ...Read more