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I am currently 5 months pregnant, is it okay for me to take NyQuil cold and flu liquid?

I am currently 5 months pregnant, is it okay for me to take NyQuil cold and flu liquid?

Ok, but be cautious: Read the labels and instructions carefully, don't exceed recommended dosage, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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Is okay to take lorazepam with cold and flu relief meds?

Is okay to take lorazepam with cold and flu relief meds?

Yes/BUT: The cold and flu meds, when mixed with a major sedative may have some strong interactions. A word with your pharmacist is in order. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil cold and flu to let me sleep 4 hours after having taken Robitussin 12 hour cough relief? Cough relief didn’t work : (

Can I take NyQuil cold and flu to let me sleep 4 hours after having taken Robitussin 12 hour cough relief? Cough relief didn’t work : (

Mgt.: It is important to determine the cause of the cough. Nasal saline rinses and mist humidification may also relieve your symptoms. Monitor your temperature and if there are fever spikes, please see acute care.
A flu vaccination is recommended. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Depends: If your non-drowsy allergy relief contains a decongestant, it may keep you awake although it would provide some relief in your nasal congestion. If it contains just an antihistamine, it would not help your cold but would not keep you awake either. For short term use, an OTC nasal congestant spray may be more effective (not to be used for more than 5 days). ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Nighttime cold & flu: Medicine should be enough, most of them already contain an antihistamine in the ingredients, so no need to add a non-drowsy allergy medicine. Read the labels carefully, rest, fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement soon, especially ear pain, see your doctor, also stop smoking if you are, and avoid being around smokers, best wishes ...Read more

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How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

2 tbsp every 4 hours: The directions indicate 2 tablespoons every 4 hours, but do not exceed 12 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. This product contains acetaminophen, so I would recommend you do not take more than 8 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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Can mucus relief dm and Vicks nyquil cold and flu relief be used at the same time?

Can mucus relief dm and Vicks nyquil cold and flu relief be used at the same time?

Pharmacist: The mucus relief dm product has an ingredient that loosens mucus and dextromethorphan that suppresses a cough. If the Nyquil product also has dm in it, then taking both products may provide too much dm. Check with your pharmacist who has access to this information. ...Read more

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I took a daytime cold and flu relief and I'm 36 weeks pregnant. I've had a horrible sinus infection for the past week and I've had enough.?

I took a daytime cold and flu relief and I'm 36 weeks pregnant. I've had a horrible sinus infection for the past week and I've had enough.?

Disgnosis: First of all you have diagnosed yourself! You take a lot of over the counter medication and you are pregnant. Be cautious here. Now if your symptoms have gone on for a while see your doctor for proper treatment. There are a few antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy but see your doctor. Don't treat yourself ...Read more

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Husband had 2 tablespoons of children cold and flu, he weighs 256.We had nothing else. Only supposed to take 2teaspoons for 48-95lbs. Was that to much?

Husband had 2 tablespoons of children cold and flu, he weighs 256.We had nothing else. Only supposed to take 2teaspoons for 48-95lbs. Was that to much?

Probably: He took 3x the dosage you mentioned (3 tsp= 1 tablespoon) an adult dosage usually starts at 100 -120 pounds, 3 teaspoons would probably be an adult dose but would need to know the ingredients and the concentration per teaspoon to give you a more exact answer, . ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil cold and flu while breastfeeding?

Can I take dayquil cold and flu while breastfeeding?

Yes, although...: The older your baby is, the safer it will be. (if baby is less than 2 months old, more caution is advised). One of the ingredients (pseudoephedrine) has the potential to cause some irritability in baby and a decrease to your milk supply. As with any OTC medication while breastfeeding, take for the shortest duration possible, only as needed, and dose according to bottle instructions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between common cold and flu and should I take my medicine?

Can you tell me what is the difference between common cold and flu and should I take my medicine?

Flu vs Cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Most people do continue to take their regular medications. ...Read more

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What cold and flu meds can I take while on coumadain?

What cold and flu meds can I take while on coumadain?

PSeudoephedrine: Pseudoephedrine does not interfere with
coumadin (warfarin). Also, check with your pharmacist he or she can check any meds for reactions with coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Hi, I currently am taking the generic of Aromisin. Can I take Nyquil Cold and Flu with it?

Aromasin& Nyquil: Nyquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine. It should not intefere with Aromasin
F? u and call you doc this AM to confirm

see http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/exemestane. Html ...Read more

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Why can't I take cold and flu tablets when taking amitriptyline?

Antihistamine action: Cold and flu tablets work often at least partly as antihistamines, and amitrptyline has antihistamine activity as well. In combination this could cause delirium and altered mental status, hence the concern. ...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 I take tyl cold and flu elix with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Can I take tyl cold and flu elix with mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Read ingredients: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is Guaifenesin which loosens your secretion. Your tylenol cold likely has Diphenhydramine and acetaminophen. Your flu elixir may have the same and you may get too sleepy with these meds combined. Read the ingredients so as not to take too much of each type of medicine. ...Read more

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I am on Klacid. Can I take Nurofen cold and flu for a bad headache? Thank you

I am on Klacid. Can I take Nurofen cold and flu for a bad headache? Thank you

OK: Klacid & Nurofen are OK to take together.
Make sure to take a probiotic supplement while taking Klacid to prevent potential side effects such as diarrhea, stomach upset, and C.Difficile infection. The probiotic supplement is to be taken x 2-3 weeks while on Klacid. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take alka seltzer plus cold and flu and take clartin d in the same day?

Is it ok to take alka seltzer plus cold and flu and take clartin d in the same day?

Multiple medications: Before you start treating yourself, you must have a diagnosis in mind. Do you think you have the flu? If so, none of the items you are taking offer any effective treatment for it. They are a little bit like chicken soup, they may not help you and they cannot hurt you. If you have phlegm that is greenish in color, see a physician for antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

NyQuil: Briefly & only as needed, unless your doctor states otherwise. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I should take the second dose of hepatitis b But I have cold and flu Can I take it?

Tomorrow I should take the second dose of hepatitis b But I have cold and flu Can I take it?

Usually yes: A person does not need to delay a hepatitis B vaccination just because he is having flu symptoms or cold symptoms. That said, there is usually no urgency to getting the vaccine that exact day, so it is usually fine to wait a week or two to get the vaccine, if the patient does not want to get the vaccine while sick. He can ask his doctor for an opinion, regarding his specific circumstances. ...Read more

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I have a cold so can I take night time cold and flu with trazodone?

Sleepy: There is a chance that it might make you very sleepy. You could take it together but I would worry about sedation. ...Read more

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I am taking meloxicam. Can I take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while I am on this medication?

Avoid mixing manyMed: There has to be a good reason for adding any pills or taking each one of the pills. If your condition is a head cold, then you do not need to mix more than Tylenol (acetaminophen) / or Cold/Flu meds and or a decongestant. Alka- seltzer is not a safe medication to mix with Meloxican ...Read more

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Can I take equate daytime cold and flu and cetirizine together?

Can I take equate daytime cold and flu and cetirizine together?

Cold and flu meds: The product contains dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), acetaminophen (pain reliever) + phenylephrine (weak decongestant). These compounds are safe to take with cetirizine, an antihistamine (AH). But AH are not valuable for respiratory infections, because they dry secretions+ lead to secondary or longer bacterial infections. Use AH for allergies or itchy skin, not ear or nose infections. ...Read more

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Can I take a nasal decongestant and NyQuil cold and flu together?

Can I take a nasal decongestant and NyQuil cold and flu together?

Yes just limit: Yes, it also depends on the nasal decongestant. Just don't do it for more than 3 days. ...Read more