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Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Hello, I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Yes, you may: Check the acetaminophen content of all the medications you take to make sure that you do not take more than 4.0 grams in one day.
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I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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Can I drink tylenol (acetaminophen) cold & flu severe while breastfeeding?

Can I drink tylenol (acetaminophen) cold & flu severe while breastfeeding?

Safer not to: The product you describe has acetaminophen (safe), dextromethorpan (safe), and phenylephrine (decreases milk production) & guaifenesin (probably safe- not studied). Best wld be to use acetaminophen alone for headaches and body aches, and Phenylephrine nasal spray (are less likely to decrease lactation).http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen? LACT ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

Better not: Both combinations contain almost similar ingredients, stick to only one, and read the labels carefully. The mucinex combo has a decongestant as well, so be careful if you have high blood pressure, wish you well ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil cold and flu while breastfeeding?

Can I take dayquil cold and flu while breastfeeding?

Yes, although...: The older your baby is, the safer it will be. (if baby is less than 2 months old, more caution is advised). One of the ingredients (pseudoephedrine) has the potential to cause some irritability in baby and a decrease to your milk supply. As with any OTC medication while breastfeeding, take for the shortest duration possible, only as needed, and dose according to bottle instructions. ...Read more

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Is panadol (acetaminophen) for flu safe for breastfeeding? Thanks!

Is panadol (acetaminophen) for flu safe for breastfeeding? Thanks!

Panadol (acetaminophen) ; breastfeed: Yes, it is ok. Some will get into the breast milk, but will not harm your baby unless (s)he is actually allergic or otherwise sensitive to it. Panadol (acetaminophen) paediatric drops are sold otc. ...Read more

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Can you take nyquil severe cold and flu with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Can you take nyquil severe cold and flu with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes, but. . .: Just b/c you can, doesn't mean you should. Chat w/prescribing doc re potential drug-drug interactions (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=71-8487, 53-17161) btwn Hydrocodone (part of Norco) & Doxylamine (part of some Nyquil products). Also, don't exceed 3g/d acetaminophen (found in both Nyquil & Norco). Also, be sure to avoid alcohol w/either/both. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have had a bug and took 2 Motrin and two tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu about 30-45 min later is this ok?

I am breastfeeding and have had a bug and took 2 Motrin and two tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu about 30-45 min later is this ok?

Cold & flu meds: I'm more concerned about the flu component in those pills. Read the label & see if safe for nursing. I suggest you pump your breast milk for the next 8-12 hrs & dicard, give formula instead. Feel better & good luck. ...Read more

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Is a one time dose of day quil cold and flu medicine safe to take if I'm partially breast feeding?

Yes: It is safe, though the Pseudoephedrine can cause irritability in nursing infants. In a sin dose it is safe. Try to take it just after you nurse. ...Read more

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My ear is block since 24h after taken a plane! Can I take tylenol for cold, cough, flu since I already taken reactine 24h yesterday at 10 pm or what I do?

My ear is block since 24h after taken a plane! Can I take tylenol for cold, cough, flu since I already taken reactine 24h yesterday at 10 pm or what I do?

Yes, you can: Unless contraindicated, also try saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, you most probably have Eustachian tube (s) dysfunction, the tubes connecting the middle ears to the throat, . if no improvement see you doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

Ok to take: There are no drug interactions with common combination cold and sinus over the counter medications, such as Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus which contains Ibuprofen. You can also take Acetominophen. ...Read more

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If I am getting a cold/flu, should I continue breastfeeding my 7month old?

If I am getting a cold/flu, should I continue breastfeeding my 7month old?

Wash hands: If you have a cold it is ok to continue breastfeeding. Make sure you thoroughly wash your hands and avoid coughing on the baby. It is not flu season yet in Texas so influenza is not very likely. Make sure you get your flu shot when available (In Texas usually late Sept/early Oct). ...Read more

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If a breastfeeding mum gets a cold/flu what should she take?

If a breastfeeding mum gets a cold/flu what should she take?

Rest, fluids, Motrin: Sorry to hear you are feeling sick. If your symptoms are caused by a cold virus, there aren't any special medicines needed. Your body will recover on its own, it just can take a week or so, especially if you are tired from caring for an infant! Drinking a lot of fluids, resting as much as possible, and using Ibuprofen for comfort (400mg every 6-8 hours as needed) can help! ...Read more

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What can I take for cough and colds with flu while I'm breastfeeding?

What can I take for cough and colds with flu while I'm breastfeeding?

Safe Options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen. Rest! Hydrate well. ...Read more

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If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

Not a problem: These will not interact negatively nor cause a problem. Hopefully the combination will relieve your symptoms until the cold is over. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

Cold and BF: Can use simple OTC for cold while BF.
ie: Sudogest, Dimetapp. Tylenol q 4 hrs if needed
for pain, temp. Just observe while BF. If cold worsens
contact an MD internist per Healthtap. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and just getting over a itchy rash all over my body. Today I feel hot and cold similar to flu like symptoms without the aches pains?

I am breastfeeding and just getting over a itchy rash all over my body. Today I feel hot and cold similar to flu like symptoms without the aches pains?

Possible mastitis: Any time you get chills and fever while breast-feeding, your gynecologist will want to know about it. It's quite common for a nursing mom to develop an infection in her breast, called mastitis. Chills and fever could be an early sign of this, but you will probably get local soreness and redness of one breast and body aches too, if that is what you have. If not very sick, probably a routine virus. ...Read more

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I have bodyaches, weak, no fever or cough & I feel very cold. Could this be the flu? I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 3 month old baby.

I have bodyaches, weak, no fever or cough & I feel very cold. Could this be the flu? I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 3 month old baby.

It is possible: That you may be coming down with the flu especially if you are not getting enough sleep. You will be more prone to catching a cold or any virus. Get plenty of sleep, eat properly and take something to help you feel better. Otherwise you will have to see your pcp. Get the flu shot if you have not had yours yet. ...Read more

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One year old son has herpangina. His fever 104.0 gave him Tylenol (acetaminophen). What can I do? I'm breastfeeding him. What can I do to make him better?

Poor baby!: Poor baby! This is a common viral infection, but can cause a painful sore throat for little ones. Keep breastfeeding him through the illness, it will provide comfort as well as protective antibodies. You can add in Ibuprofen to assist with pain. It also lasts longer than tylenol (acetaminophen). If we weighs around 22 pounds then he can have a teaspoon. You can give every six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more

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My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

Flu...: With the flu, the fever can last for a few days. The maximum dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3 grams (or 3000mg) in 24 hours. Be careful not to exceed this dose as it can lead to liver damage. If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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