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Is it ok to take NyQuil and Zyrtec, taking antibiotic and

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Is it ok to take NyQuil and Zyrtec
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: taking antibiotic and steroids. Also taking delsum for cough but cough persists
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: mo. Just cough dry cough.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 2 months ago.


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Well, you should not take NyQuil and Zyrtec together.

There is a moderate drug interaction between them.

If you take them together, it can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.

To control cough,please take the following steps:

1. Gargle with hot, saline water - mix 2 teaspoonfuls of salt in 1 glass of hot water and gargle thrice daily.
2. Steam inhalation - Take a bowl of hot water, and put 2 tsf of salt in it. You can also put menthol in it if you have some. Inhale the steam that rises from the water.
3. Drink a glass of warm lemon juice daily.
4. You can suck on hard sweets - the saliva trickling down the throat will be soothing.
5. Take Tylenol for pain.

Also,continue with Nyquil.

In case, symptoms doesn't improve in next 3-4 days, than please see your primary doctor.

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