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What Is An Overdose Of Dayquil
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
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
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
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
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
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
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