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What are the effects of overdose on dayquil (apap/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrin?

What are the effects of overdose on dayquil (apap/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrin?

Serious: Acetaminophen (apap, tylenol) overdose can kill the liver, and kill the overdoser. It is one of the most commonly overdosed over-the-counter medications, partly due to misconception that if it is over-the-counter then it cannot be all that harmful. It is safe within listed limits. Pseudoephedrine overdose can speed up the heart to dangerous levels or raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. ...Read more

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I just took ibuprofen about a half an hour ago, and want to take either Dayquil or Robittussin as well. Is that overdosing?

Ibuprophen & dayquil: Ibuprophen is an NSAID-non steroidal anti-inflammatory (possible prostoglandin inhibitor) Nyquil contains acetominophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)), dextromethrophan a cough supressant and doxylamine -an antihistamine. Dayquil does not contain doxylamine-the antihistamine. The products are different classes of drugs and should not interact or result in overdose. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil with nucytna?

Can I take dayquil with nucytna?

Yes: You can safely use a non-drowsy cold medication with nucynta (tapentadol). Use caution thought if using a cold medicine that causes drowsiness ...Read more

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Can you mix dayquil with other drugs?

Please be specific: That way we can check the potential for drug interactions. ...Read more

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I took two30mg of psuedoephrin pills five hours ago. Can I take dayquil now?

I took two30mg of psuedoephrin pills five hours ago. Can I take dayquil now?

Be cautious: You need a doctors evaluation. Excess decongestants can cause cardiac arrhythmias and metabolic problems, and the comprehensive care of your condition should be managed by a physician. ...Read more

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What would happen to an individual who took the max amount of dayquil tablets within minutes?

What would happen to an individual who took the max amount of dayquil tablets within minutes?

?: 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

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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?

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

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Is dayquil addictive?

Is dayquil addictive?

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

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Can dayquil cause gastritis?

Can dayquil cause gastritis?

Yes: 5% of dayquil users have been found to report gastritis/stomach inflammation as a side effect or adverse reaction ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive on dayquil?

Is it safe to drive on dayquil?

Yes, it is safe: DayQuil does not cause drowsiness so it is okay to drive after taking it. ...Read more

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Can a drug test detect dayquil?

Can a drug test detect 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

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Can I take pamprin and dayquil together?

Can I take pamprin and dayquil together?

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

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What happens if I mix nyquil and dayquil?

What happens if I mix nyquil and dayquil?

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

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Can you mix wal-phed and dayquil together?

Can you mix wal-phed and dayquil together?

Mixing meds: Probably not a good thing. Both contain stimulant agents that help clear congestion. However, combined it may be too much for your system (possibly causing a rise your blood pressure or irregular heart beats). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take midol and dayquil?

Is it possible for me to take midol and dayquil?

Not a good idea: Not a good idea
midol contain 500 mgm of Acetaminophen and dayquil contains Acetaminophen 325 mgm in 15 ml
it also depends on how many times a day you take midol/or extended relief midol. If in doubt ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquil and tussionex at the same time?

Can I take dayquil and tussionex at the same time?

No: No, both products have antihistamines and cough suppressants in them, so you would not want to mix them. ...Read more

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Can I take. Dayquil. While im taking lorazepam. 5 mg?

Probably: But, it would be a good idea to be careful about driving, working with dangerous equipment, knives, etc. ...Read more

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Can you take nyquil during the day and dayquil night?

Can you take nyquil during the day and dayquil night?

Nyquil: If you are not on other medications that cause dizziness and not drinking alcohol, then occasional nyquil is ok. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally take a high dose of dayquil?

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

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What would happen if I took dayquil and nyquil at the same time?

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

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Is it possible for me to take dayquil mucus control and zyryec d?

Is it possible for me to take dayquil mucus control and zyryec d?

Not a good idea: Bothe contain decongestants zyrtecd contains sudaephedrine and dayquil contains phenylephrine.They can raise your heartrate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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I took dayquil and nyquil at the same time to get high, is that bad?

Dayquil/Nyquil: It is very bad. Please stop because it can cause serious side effects and can harm you. ...Read more

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Can I take one dose of NyQuil if I took 4 doses of DayQuil that day?

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

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What occurs if someone were to take dayquil and nyquil at the same time?

Overdose: Both have most of the same ingredients, so you would be getting a double dose of all the ingredients they have in common. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take half a dose of both nyquil and dayquil at the same time?

Is it okay to take half a dose of both nyquil and dayquil at the same time?

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