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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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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