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Doctor insights on: Nyquil Active Ingredients

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) d have the same ingredients as nyquil?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) d have the same ingredients as nyquil?

Not really: Allegra d contains fexofenadine and pseudo ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) which are a long acting or second generation anti-histamine and a vasoconstrictor. Depending on what type of nyquil it is, it usually contains a first generation anti-histamine, a cough suppression and / or acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and anti-pyretic or fever reliever medication. They are both used for cold-like symptoms. ...Read more

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4 Nyquil and mucinexdm okay to mix?

4 Nyquil and mucinexdm okay to mix?

Too much: 4 Nyquil at a time is too much acetaminophen unless you are first seen by your health care provider and prescribed that much. ...Read more

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Could i take nyquil that expired march of 2013?

Recommend against: Expiration dates are used for reasons. I cannot predict it would cause harm or that it would not work, but the risk outweighs the benefit. I would get non-expired nyquil. ...Read more

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Nyquil for 4yr old?

Nyquil for 4yr old?

Too strong: Equivalents for this age group are alahist dm or Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. ...Read more

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Will nyquil help pneumonia ?

Will nyquil help pneumonia ?

No, not much...: Nyquil or other cold medicines don't do much to help get rid of pneumonia. Cold medicines can lessen one's cough and runny nose, but the pneumonia still has to heal up by itself... With the help of antibiotics if it is a bacterial or mycoplasmal type of pneumonia. Mycoplasma are germs that are treated with medications like zithromax (similar to erythromycin). ...Read more

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Is nyquil bad for the liver?

Is nyquil bad for the liver?

Not if dosed right: If taken as prescribed, it will not hurt your liver. If taken improperly (too much, for example) if definitely could. Nyquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) which can cause liver damage and even liver failure if overdosed. ...Read more

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Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Children's Nyquil : Children's nyquil has different ingredients than regular nyquil and can be used by a 9 year old. Regular nyquil is recommended for children 12 or older. ...Read more