Top 20 Doctor insights on: Is nyquil good for cough
I took Virtussin approximately 3 hrs ago and it has not helped my cough. I'm considering taking NyQuil but need to know when it would be safe to do?
At least 6 hours: Interval is needed to clear the codeine in Virtussin from your system, if not 8 hours. Nyquil contains an antihistaminic which would interact with the codeine. Moreover, codeine at times can cause spasm of the airways causing more cough, that's why it didn't help to start with, if you are really suffering call your doctor or go to urgent care for management, good luck ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Can NyQuil make you forgetful? Feel out of it? I've been taking NyQuil for a cough and lately I just feel so lost and out of it could this be why
Yes: Nyquil contains multiple ingredient in each capsule including one called Doxylamine which is an anti-histamine type medication (similar class as Benadryl). It is a first generation anti-histamine and therefore crosses the blood brain barrier and is known to cause sedation and "brain fog" after taking it and even after waking up in the morning. ...Read more
I took nyquil approximately two hours ago to relieve my cough, but to no avail. I was prescribed iophen c n r. How long do I need to wait to take rx?
Medication interacti: Most likely nothing other than being extra sleepy ...Read more
You should be ok: Be on the safe side and take the medicines at least 30 minutes apart. ...Read more
I have my daughter 1tsp of NyQuil and now I am concerned. She’s 3 1/2yrs old and roughly 33lbs. She has a cough (the reason for the meds) and is fine?
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
Yes, you can: But read the labels carefully, there are several nyquil preparations, some may interact with medicines you are already on, or may be contraindicated for you, good luck ...Read more
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
I took 2 tsp of nyquil Vicks cough 30ml. I'm 7 1/2 weeks pregnant will my baby be okay I'm worried; (?
Nyquil: Two tsps. Has not and will not harm your fetus. ...Read more
My mom has been taking nyquil for 5 days but with no relief to her cough. What should we do for her dry cough.
A Dr should see her: Older people can get worn out from things like persistent coughing, so have a doctor evaluate her asap. It could be a condition that requires an antibiotic or another prescription. Instructions on the bottle advice that and it's true. Hopefully, she'll feel better sooner. Thanks for being there for her - most parents wish for that! ...Read more
My boyfriend drank 5 beers about four or five hours ago, although he has a very bad cough! Would it be safe for him to take nyquil now?
Can I take NyQuil with virtussin. I have a really bad cough and I need some relief to sleep. I've already taken the virtussin but it hasn't helped.
No: Better avoid the combination, night time cough medicines contain antihistamines which interact with trazodone, also other ingredients of cough meds like dextromethorphan would interact with trazodone as well, all would lead to CNS depression, call or see your doctor if your cough symptoms are really bothersome and you can't stop the trazodone, good luck ...Read more
I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?
Cough control: Hycodan (hydrocodone) can give excellent relief of cough. Unfortunately, if you are coughing again a lot after 3-4 hours, I would say the Hycodan (hydrocodone) levels are not sufficient to relieve the cough by itself. Hopefully, taking the NyQuil at that point will hopefully give you additive benefit. I would not typically take both meds together. If your cough is increasing/getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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