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Is Nyquil A Decongestant
Yes and no: Hydromet contains both a cough suppressant and an agent that reduces mucous which may be exactly what you need but it won't unblock a stuffy nose so technically it's not a decongestant. Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are the only oral decongestant ingredients available in the US. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a Promethazine syrup along with a Delsym (dextromethorphan) which includes Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin and Phenylephrine?
Is it safe to take nighttime sinus congestion medicine containing acetaminophen, chlorpheniramin maleate, and phenylephrine with delsym (dextromethorphan)?
No, yes: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine not an MAO Inhibitor, You can take it with mucinex, (guaifenesin) though good evidence for effectiveness of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is lacking. Fluids and steam and avoiding sudafed and other drying agents in over the counter cough medicines is probably at least as effective. if not more so, with less side effects. See http://tinyurl.com/kjjalgy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Vicks nyquil has many products that contain combinations of older antihistamines, decongestants, pain releivers and/or cough suppressants. Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine and this should not be a problem. Claritin (loratadine) d24 contains a decongestant and this would not be a good idea. ...Read more
Use them wisely: Sudafed is a brand name of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used to decrease nasal congestion and secretions. Claritin is a brand name for loratadine, an antihistaminic. Claritin-d is one brand name for the combination of these two medications. This combination of medications helps to reduce nasal allergy symptoms. Long-term continuous use of decongestant result in some cases with loss of effect. ...Read more
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Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?
Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Is vicoprofen (i'm taking the generic form which is called hydrocodone/ibuprof 7.5-200mg) a decongestant or does it make nasal congestion worse?
Not a decongestant: This is an opioid pain medication used for moderate to severe pain. There are some cough medications that have hydrocodone as a cough suppressant. Check with your doc who gave you the rx. You should not be using this medication without a rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. ...Read more
Mgt: I would advise choosing Coricidin rather than mucin ex,and adding nasal saline rinses for congestion. ...Read more
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