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Yes: All medications have the potential to interact with other medications. Some of these interactions are severe and some are minor. If you want to send me a list of medications I can review them for you and inform you of any interactions. ...Read more
How long does it take for over the counter medication like NyQuil to leave the body after taking it?
12 hours: It should mostly be out in about 12 hours. However, traces could be found in the blood for up to a week. ...Read more
I have a cold and I was told by my pharmacist it was safe to take my citalopram medication with NyQuil. Is this true?
Yes: This combination is likely ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take 1.5mg of bromazepam daily and I caught a severe attack of the flu today. Is it okay if I take Nyquil along with this medication?
I understand your desire to have good sleep.
Bromazepam helps with Anxiety which can help you sleep.
Using Nyquil with Bromazepam may increase drowsiness, dizziness and some impairment in thinking and judgment.
See your Physician for your severe attack of flu and treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss benefits and side effects of Bromazepam; its interaction with Nyquil, and Relaxation. ...Read more
I am taking the zpack and an anti-inflammatory steroid methylprednisolone. Can I take NyQuil while on these medications?
Yes: You can take these medication togetherGet a more detailed answer ›
My brother has swelling in his genital area. He isn't taking any medications except nyquil and he has some swelling in his lower abdomen and his feet.
See your pcp: You need to see your pcp to get tests done on his heart etc. To determine how serious it is. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me tussionex. Can I continue to take Nyquil or should I not mix the medications?
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 more
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you (family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
Can my girlfriend take medications such as clarinex (desloratadine) and nyquil while on birth control?
Should be ok: Assuming that you're talking about birth control pills, there should be no problem with taking birth control pills with these medications. ...Read more
Should be OK: Should be ok when used as directed. Always a good idea to notify your doctor or pharmacist when using over the counter products. ...Read more
How long after taking Nyquil tablets should I home drug test myself, I'm trying to make sure all THC is gone?
There is no THC in the drug. The liquid version of NyQuil Cold/Flu Multi-symptom Relief, available in syrup and LiquiCap form. The recommended adult dose contains:
Acetaminophen (650 mg/30 mL) (pain reliever/fever reducer)
Dextromethorphan (30 mg/30 mL) (cough suppressant)
Doxylamine succinate (12.5 mg/30 mL) (antihistamine/hypnotic) ...Read more
I just took 60ml of NyQuil. I'm very nervous it's going to show up on my urine drug test tomorrow by 2pm. Do I get another test if I fail?
Not sure: Not sure why you need a drug test but this only has dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and doxylamine. These are not restricted products and while they may be in urine should not show any red flags that I am aware of. It depends on why you are having the test as to whether you get another. Best wishes. ...Read more
If I take 30 mL of NyQuil the day before my 5 panel drug test, could it give a false negative on the test?
False neg for what?:
Most people are not usually concerned about false negative results. The exception being the people who are prescribed a medication and rather than taking it, are selling it on the street.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
If I take nyquil last night, woud it show in my drug screen requid by my job? I work as care giver, and some times we requid dtug screen. I am old fashon, I don't like take madicaction when I have cold. But last night I took nyquil. Woud it show in my dru
Not generally: Most employers test for drugs of abuse, and nyquil, outside of a little alcohol, does not have any of the drugs they would be testing for (usually amphetamines, pcp, marijuana, opioids, benzodiazepines, cocaine). Also, they usually ask you to fill out paperwork on what your medications are, so you should just list the nyquil. ...Read more
For hair testing, can the distinction be made between amphetamine metabolites that come from prescription drugs versus something like nyquil?
Yes: On confirmatory testing.Get a more detailed answer ›
What if I took nyquil yesterday and last night for this aweful cold/cough and I am also on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will my drug test come back false positive?
I've been taking NyQuil liquid caps, will I fail a urine drug screen? It has Acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine succinate.
NO: NO- does not contain any controlled substances. ...Read more
Recovering from virus, used advil, (ibuprofen) sudafed nyquil. Now have bad acid reflux with gagging. On prevacid/antacids but still gagging. Diet? Drugs?
I took sudafed for a few days for my sinuses. I had a saliva drug test 2 days later for a job interview. I drank nyquil the nite before. I got a call from a doctor saying I tested positive and wasn't from otc meds. Is this true?
Positive for what?: What did you test positive for? Was it a screening test or was it followed by a confirmatory test. Screening tests may have false positive result. ...Read more
Nyquil: Nyquil is an OTC product first manufactured by P&G in 1966. It is intended to treat symptoms of the common cold. There are many forms of Nyquil. Some may contain sedating antihistamines, hypnotics or alcohol. If taken as directed by your physician, at night and at the correct dosage it should be allright. Sleepiness, hyperactivitiy and transient increase in Blood pressure can occur. ...Read more