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Vicks Dayquil Medication
I took medicine that contains acetaminophen (mucus and sinus relief)how long can I wait to switch medication that also contains acetaminophenn dayquil?
4 hours minmum: First check to see if medication is long acting. If so, wait 6-8 hours if possible. Minimal time between different meds with same ingredient should be 4 hours. Do not exceed total of 3, 000mgs acetominophen per day. ...Read more
Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
I was perscribed a 6-day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil
No basis for concern: Nothing in dayquil would be part of a standard urine drug screen. There is also nothing in dayquil that is of concern if it were detected. Decongestant phenylephrine has replaced pseudoephedrine, which was sometimes abused or used to make other abusable drugs. Nothing in dayquil to worry about now. ...Read more
Daughter (21 years old) called asking abt any drug interaction. She had 4 hours left of Sudafed (generic 12 hour) when took Dayquil. Any concerns?
Drug reaction: No she should be fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Label: Don't take more than the recommended on the label. ...Read more
A drug interaction: Checker reveal no drug interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
?: Not sure. What does "max amount" mean? To what end are you looking for? And why would you take more than the recommended dose "within minutes". If this is regarding suicide, I suggest you call 1-800-273-8255 now. If this is regarding harvesting the ingredients for, say, meth, please re-consider and see a doctor in your area. ...Read more
I took too much dayquil. i took on 30ml in the morning and one if the evening. I did not read the directions the right way should I not take anymore t?
You're fine: Depends as well on which preparation, some are combination medications, at any rate most would be 15-30 ml every 6 hours, not to exceed 120 ml in 24 hours, you can skip a day , before resuming, read the labels carefully as regards cautions an contraindications as well, beside correct dosing, best wishes ...Read more
Not physically: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant in dayquil that can affect seratonin and nmda receptors. According to the world health organization, dextromethorphan can be psychologically addictive, but is not physically addictive. Given the medications you are on, there is likely an interaction that should be discussed with your treating physician. ...Read more
Yes: Pamprin is naproxen, an anti-inflammatory med for pain, better to be taken with food. Dayquill is used for decongestant, some have mucolytic or Acetaminophen in it. Pls follow instructions as directed, see your dr if symptoms don't improve in the next couple of days. Decongestants not advised to be used for long periods of time due rebound congestion. ...Read more
Define 'mix': If you're sick, it's ok to take dayquil in the daytime and nyquil at night. Just be sure to look at the directions and take note of how much Acetaminophen you are taking. If you combine cold medicines within too short of a timeframe, you can harm yourself by injuring your liver. ...Read more
Probably: But, it would be a good idea to be careful about driving, working with dangerous equipment, knives, etc. ...Read more
Over dosage: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States & it will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. It is a free service & is available 24/7. For those who do not speak English ask for a translator & a three-way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more
Don't!: Both products have multiple ingredients that are the same, so you would actually be overdosing on many ingredients if you took both at the same time. Take one or the other only. ...Read more
Dayquil/Nyquil: It is very bad. Please stop because it can cause serious side effects and can harm you. ...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