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Doctor insights on: Vicks Nyquil Cold Medication

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Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Depends: Many cold medicine contains a nasal decongestant which would raise the blood pressure. The BP rise however depends on how well the BP is under control and what kind of BP pill is used. Nyquil however should be fine. ...Read more

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I have a dry non-productive cough that will not go away, and my ribs hurt horribly from the never ending hacking. Is there any I have been taking cough suppressants like mucinex, and cold medicine like nyquil. Trying to sleep is horrible , all I do is gu

I have a dry non-productive cough that will not go away, and my ribs hurt horribly from the never ending  hacking. Is there any I have been taking cough suppressants like mucinex, and cold medicine like nyquil. Trying to sleep is horrible , all I do is gu

Hello. : Hello. You might talk to your doctor about tessalon perrles or use of codiene. Both can be very helpful with continual coughing. Make sure that you hydrate really well. At least 8 8 ounces glasses of water per day. ...Read more

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If my son is taking medication for hypertension can he take nyquil for his cold?

If my son is taking medication for hypertension can he take nyquil for his cold?

Not recommended: Read the labels. Most say do not take if you have high blood pressure or are on medications for high blood pressure. Claritin (loratadine) 10mg or Allegra 180mg or clorecdin hbp are ok to take with high blood pressure, . ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Amphetamine positive: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will show up as a positive drug test for amphetamines. There is nothing in nyquil which will show up on a drug test. Nyquil just has a lot of alcohol in it. ...Read more

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Does nyquil interact with any medications?

Does nyquil interact with any medications?

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

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How long does it take for over the counter medication like NyQuil to leave the body after taking it?

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

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My doctor prescribed me tussionex. Can I continue to take Nyquil or should I not mix the medications?

My doctor prescribed me tussionex. Can I continue to take Nyquil or should I not mix the medications?

Don't mix: I would use DayQuil during the day if you needed something that doesn't cause drowsiness and take the Tussionex at bedtime. Don't take the NyQuil. ...Read more

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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 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?

Medication effects: 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

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I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

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

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Can my girlfriend take medications such as clarinex (desloratadine) and nyquil while on birth control?

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

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Well nyquil show u on a drug test ?

Well nyquil show u on a drug test ?

Nyquil: No, but it can give false positive results for amphetamines, heroin, opiates, Methadone or ecstacy. ...Read more

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Will nyquil severe show up on a drug test?

Will nyquil severe show up on a drug test?

Should not: There are no controlled substances in the nyquil. Occasionally the decongestants will show up on a drug test as amphetamines. It is best to avoid it a few days before a drug screen. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took nyquil if I don't have a cold?

What would happen if I took nyquil if I don't have a cold?

Sedation: You'd get sleepy and might feel a little hungover the next day, just like you do when you take it for a cold. ...Read more

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Can I take theraflu night time and nyquil night time simultaneously? I seem to be developing a cold

Can I take theraflu night time and nyquil night time simultaneously? I seem to be developing a cold

No: They have some of the same ingredients. Pick one. Hope you feel better soon! ::passes the kleenex and chicken soup::. ...Read more

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Hi there! I take lorazepam at .5 milligrams and I wanted to know if it is safe to take NyQuil on top of it for my cold?

Hi there! I take lorazepam at .5 milligrams and I wanted to know if it is safe to take NyQuil on top of it for my cold?

Use with caution: or hold the lorazepam, the combination with NyQuil preparations may cause extra sedation, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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I have the cold have been taking multi symptoms and Nyquil but non has made any difference need something to function at school what can u suggest?

I have the cold have been taking multi symptoms and Nyquil but non has made any difference need something to function at school what can u suggest?

See your doctor: or any doctor for evaluation, you may prescription medications. Meanwhile, rest, fluids, pain killers and saline nasal washes till seen, best wishes ...Read more

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How should you stop a cold fast using nyquil?

How should you stop a cold fast using nyquil?

Treats symptoms: Nyquil and other similar drugs are used to treat some of the cold symptoms. They don't stop the cold. ...Read more

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"will nyquil mess up a drug screen?"

"will nyquil mess up a drug screen?"

It could: It has best known to cause false positive tests for ecstacy, mdma , and methamphetamine. ...Read more

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Can you get high off of cold and sinus relief or nyquil?

Can you get high off of cold and sinus relief or nyquil?

Yes you can: You can and some people do, if you take excessive amount or mix them, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Do nyquil and antiviral drugs have a dangerous interaction?

Do nyquil and antiviral drugs have a dangerous interaction?

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

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I have taken 1mg of xanex is it OK to take half a dose of nyquil severe for my cold?

I have taken 1mg of xanex is it OK to take half a dose of nyquil severe for my cold?

Ok: at your age they may be additive, but not dangerous.
If you were elderly there would be more to consider. ...Read more

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Can nyquil/dayquil help prevent a cold? Or is it only for after you get a cold? Can you use both?

Can nyquil/dayquil help prevent a cold? Or is it only for after you get a cold? Can you use both?

No and yes: They're not going to help prevent a cold, but you can take dayquil during the day and nyquil at night if you want. Don't take them together, as they both have all the same ingredients, except the dayquil has a decongestant also for congestion (but not the nyquil, because decongestants can often keep you awake). ...Read more