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Took Nyquil Can T Sleep
Sleep: Why? You have not told us anything about yourself, not even your age or medical history or medications or what your symptoms are and why you are taking the sudafed and nyquil. You are probably congested but we don't know what else is going on. I would not recommend taking those medications so close together. The more info you share with us, the more useful the response will be. ...Read more
I took some Neo Citran about 2 and a half hours ago. Would it be safe to take NyQuil tables now to help me sleep?
Hard to say: There are a number of different NyQuil formulations & a number of different Neocitran formulations. I am sure that there is a lot of overlap in the products - but can't determine what they are without more specific product information. ...Read more
No: I do not advise giving drugs of any kind to induce sleep for infants and young children. If your 20 months infant is having trouble sleeping the best thing to do is to consult with the baby's pediatrician as there may be something correctable that is interfering with a normal sleeping pattern for this child. ...Read more
I took my kids to the doctor and gave them a sterdio med but I forgot and gave them NyQuil by accident cause she could sleep?
Take your meds!: The best of us forget things, but if your doctor wants your child to take a medicine, you should give it. Over the counter medicines are generally OK for kids over 6, but your have to pay attention to the dosing so that it doesn't harm them, and definitely don't combine 2 different medicines. NyQuil does help kids sleep, but if your child has asthma, watch their breathing pattern closely. ...Read more
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.
I just love how nyquil knocks me right out and so much easier than trying to go to sleep normally. It usually takes me like 1-2 hours to fall asleep n I don't know why? Ideas?
Synergistic effect: Nyquil has other sedating ingredients, primarily a sedating antihistamine, combine that with alcohol and the two are more sedating than either one by itself. People with history of addictions should avoid nyquil. Becareful if your are using it for only sleep, and alcohol for that matter. Alcohol actually makes sleep quality worse. ...Read more
When I lay down my coughing gets way worse. I've had NO sleep because of it, I take benzonatate, can I mix with nyquil?
I sleep very light, unrefreshed. Was deep until 4 yrs ago. Seen 3 different sleep docs, no apnea, no help. Nyquil helps! Lead me in right direction!
People can become addicted to nyquil.
If you are unable to stop on your own then discuss it with your primary care doctor and he/she can assist you. ...Read more
Can you take benzonatate and Theraflu (or NyQuil) at the same time? Trying to get some sleep and wonder if taking these simultaneously is OD'ing.
No problem: Taking both of those should be just fine. Get some rest! ...Read more
I've been drinking champagne (i had 1 whole bottle) but have a really bad cold and want to take nyquil before I sleep in a hour or two. Will I be ok?
No Nyquil 2nite:
You really don't need more alcohol tonight and Nyquil has that and other things that don't do well when soused.
After already drinking that much you should sleep OK even with a bad cold.
Drink a lot of water now. It may be good for the cold and may help with the dehydrating effects of the booze. Don't expect to feel too hot in the AM. ...Read more
I took cheratussin ac at 10 pm. It is now almost 3am and I can't sleep due to coughing. Is it safe to take NyQuil if it's only been 5 hrs?
Yes: The first med you took contained codeine and you almost certainly took too low a dose as evidenced by the fact that you are still coughing. More importantly you have to find out why you're coughing. See your doc today! ...Read more
Nyquil, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and aleve? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) and took Aleve today, but can't sleep. Can I take nyquil to help me?
I have a horrid cold/flu thing. I have fever. I want 2 take nyquil but already took ambien (zolpidem). Will this put me to dead sleep? I surely don't want that!
I've been sick with strep throat I am now better but I can't sleep at night so I took nyquil. But then I slept all day. Now I can't sleep what can I do?
Regular schedule: Good sleep hygiene is important. Part is going to sleep and waking at a consistent time, avoiding sleep medications or sedatives such as the antihistamines in otc meds. You might consider melatonin to help restore the sleep cycle which is normally used by the brain for this reason. If you still have problems see sleep specialist. ...Read more
If I took my RX of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) @3pm & its 11pm now is it safe to take NyQuil. I can't sleep due to my chest congestion & coughing I've been up 40hr now?
No, there are drug: Interactions between the components of the various Nyquil products & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Also, some of the components dry & thicken secretions & suppress cough, leading to greater risk of pneumonia. See your doctor in AM or go to a hospital ER now if you have wheezing or shortness of breath. ...Read more
I took a 24 hour allergy medicine 4.5 hours ago and it hasn't helped at all with my runny nose and watery eyes. Could I take nyquil to help me sleep?
Yes you can: Yes you can take extra nyquil. You might also want to try otc allergy eye drops to help relieved your eye symptoms. However, those are weak medications and only work for mild symptoms. At this stage, it would be better if you seek professional help to treat your symptoms more appropriately to prevent you from getting a sinusitis. ...Read more
I took the recommended dosage of tussin dm about 3 hours ago. Is it okay for me to take nyquil to help me sleep?
Can I mix NyQuil with meletonon to sleep. Or even trazadone. I took NyQuil but can fall asleep. Are they safe together?
I took 10 ml of robutusin dm an hour ago and two bennedryl. I am hacking my head off and want something to help me sleep. When can I take NyQuil safe?
Coughing: How old are you and how much do you weigh? It should be safe but will help to know this information first. Consult with any of our MDs to help you get better faster. ...Read more