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Vicks Nyquil Liquicaps Dosage
Which preparation?: There are several, and whether tablets, capsules or oral solution? Tabs or caps 2/dose for adults, not to exceed 8/day. For oral solution 15 ml /dose every 6 hours for children below 12 years, not to exceed 60 ml per day. For adults and children above 12 years, 30 ml every 6 hours not to exceed 120 / day. At any rate you need to read the labels, for dosing, indications and contraindications ...Read more
I took the regular dosage of DayQuil an hour ago, and then absent minded took my nighttime dose of NyQuil should I be concerned?
Is nyquil severe more bad for your liver? What of you exceed the amount of dosage once? My friend has a cold and I want him to stay safe.
Yes: Maximum dose of Acetomenophen (Tyleno) for an adult is 3gms per day. Just don't take more than the recommended dose of Nyquil. Feel better! ...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?
1 dose=2 nyquil liquicaps? In warnings they said don't take more than 4 doses in 24 hrs, but dayquil or nyquil comes with 2 liquicaps in one. Confusing
Dose: If you are a small person you need to take one of the capsules. A larger person would take two ...Read more
That would be 1300 mg, not [email protected] and one 650mg dose of NyQuil. Still ok? I accidentally took 2500mg and want to know f I'm ok.
The big problem: With Nyquil is the acetaminophen or Tylenol in it. It also contains the cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the decongestant pseudoephrine. While 2500 mg is getting up there, problems, especially liver damage, doesn't usually occur until a dose of >4000 mg/day, especially repeatedly. So if it is just a one time thing, I think you should be fine. Stay well:) ...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
But why would one:
NyQuil Cough omits the acetaminophen but has the dextromethorphan and doxylamine succinate to cut down on your coughing.
DayQuil has acetaminophen like its more famous kin and the phenylephrine found in Severe, but keeps you from nodding off by having a lower level of dextromethorphan and no antihistamines.
various versions of both may have guafenesin which helps bring up mucous. ...Read more
Illness: Probably not the medication but the illness you took the medication for. ...Read more
At about 8:30 I took 1 dose of DayQuil, at about 10 I still didn't feel the DayQuil to start working, so I took 1 dose of NyQuil, will I be ok?
Usually ok: It is likely safe to take both but I would caution going any further. ...Read more
How bad would it be if I took my first DayQuil dose at 7am then 11am then again around 1800 then I went and took NyQuil a half hour early at 2125?
Yes: That should be fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Sedation: Do not take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not recommended: Nyquil typically has dextromethorphan to suppress coughing in addition to an antihistamine. Combining all of those meds together, especially the cough med, can lead to interactions and unpleasant side effects that may last for hours. When using an otc med be as symptom specific as possible and avoid meds that have multiple ingredients. Hold the stimulant when using otc cold meds. ...Read more
At your age they may be additive, but not dangerous.
If you were elderly there would be more to consider. ...Read more
I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!
Poison control: Call poison control right now 800-222-1222. I your child's weight and other health concerns need to be known. Speak to your doctor before giving adult medications. ...Read more
I had 2 mixed drinks and took a double dose of NyQuil (not exceeding daily limit) for my cold, not even realizing alcohol could affect me. Am I okay?
I took twice the dose of nyquil and now im nervous of it killing me I am 18 years old 150 pounds and have been sick for the past 3 days is this enough to kill me or am I just being irrational?
Should not..: If it was the recommended dose and you took it twice only as a one time event this should not be life threatening. However, if you took more than that and you are experiencing any symptoms you need to be seen immediately. You can also call poison control center for more directives on this: 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (take only as directed!). If they have a cough, then studies have shown that HONEY actually works better (1-2 tsp as needed) than cough syrup! It thins secretions and loosens the cough. Only use it in kids older than 1 year! ...Read more
As per info- of Irritable bowel syndrome, painful menstruation Lorazepam, Amytriptyline and Prilosec. All these indicate stresses affecting your life and causing Anxiety. Lorazepam 0.5mg is insufficient dose for your anxiety. It will be more effective than Amytriptyline or Nyquil.
Using Nyquil with Amitriptyline may increase, blurred vision, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramps. See Psychiatrist ...Read more
I took 10 mg. Zyrtec (cetirizine) about 7 hours ago and wonder if I can take a dose of NyQuil before going to bed.
YES: However the use of both products should not exceed the doses you are using and you may have increased sedation. ...Read more