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Nyquil Dosage Children
I am currently a nanny.the almost 3 yr old, 32lbs, has a cold. Am I able to give her Children's Nyquil? If so what dose? Tried humidifier and honey
Not recommended: None of these products are recommended for any child under age 6 yr. They were commonly used decades ago, but were more a product that give you something to do than helpful. They usually contain antihistamines which actually thicken secretions making it harder to get up and cough our mucous secretions.Proper nutrition, rest and time will solve this problem. ...Read more
Which preparation?: There are several, and whether tablets, capsules or oral solution? Tabs or caps 2/dose for adults, not to exceed 8/day. For oral solution 15 ml /dose every 6 hours for children below 12 years, not to exceed 60 ml per day. For adults and children above 12 years, 30 ml every 6 hours not to exceed 120 / day. At any rate you need to read the labels, for dosing, indications and contraindications ...Read more
Is nyquil severe more bad for your liver? What of you exceed the amount of dosage once? My friend has a cold and I want him to stay safe.
Yes: Maximum dose of Acetomenophen (Tyleno) for an adult is 3gms per day. Just don't take more than the recommended dose of Nyquil. Feel better! ...Read more
That would be 1300 mg, not [email protected] and one 650mg dose of NyQuil. Still ok? I accidentally took 2500mg and want to know f I'm ok.
The big problem : with Nyquil is the acetaminophen or Tylenol in it. It also contains the cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the decongestant pseudoephrine. While 2500 mg is getting up there, problems, especially liver damage, doesn't usually occur until a dose of >4000 mg/day, especially repeatedly. So if it is just a one time thing, I think you should be fine. Stay well:) ...Read more
Which of which?: several preparations/combo preparations of nyquil or dayquil, all would contain similar ingredients with the addition or removal of one item, kindly specify exactly what preparation. you can call and ask the pharmacist in your local drug store. General advice : better not to overdose, read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more
But why would one: NyQuil Cough omits the acetaminophen but has the dextromethorphan and doxylamine succinate to cut down on your coughing. DayQuil has acetaminophen like its more famous kin and the phenylephrine found in Severe, but keeps you from nodding off by having a lower level of dextromethorphan and no antihistamines. various versions of both may have guafenesin which helps bring up mucous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Illness: Probably not the medication but the illness you took the medication for. ...Read more
At about 8:30 I took 1 dose of DayQuil, at about 10 I still didn't feel the DayQuil to start working, so I took 1 dose of NyQuil, will I be ok?
Usually ok: It is likely safe to take both but I would caution going any further. ...Read more
How bad would it be if I took my first DayQuil dose at 7am then 11am then again around 1800 then I went and took NyQuil a half hour early at 2125?
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No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (take only as directed!). If they have a cough, then studies have shown that HONEY actually works better (1-2 tsp as needed) than cough syrup! It thins secretions and loosens the cough. Only use it in kids older than 1 year! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not togerher: You do not mention. The age of the child. But i would not give these together. ...Read more
OTC MEDICATIONS: Avoid giving too many otc medicines for a child. Talk to your doctor why the child will need more than one med. ...Read more