If you have a stuffy nose and a cold, this question might be on your mind. Many people wonder if it is secure to take Sudafed and Nyquil together for relief.
Sudafed contains pseudoephedrine as the active ingredient, which relieves congestion by drying up runny noses and sinuses. It can be found in cold decongestant medicines, including Sudafed PE, Sinus Congestion & Pain Relief, and Phenylephrine HCl Seltzer.
Nyquil contains acetaminophen and dextromethorphan combined with other active ingredients such as doxylamine succinate, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, and phenylephrine hydrochloride. Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain from fever or minor aches and pains such as headaches or bruises. Dextromethorphan has been proven to.
What is Sudafed?
Sudafed is a decongestant that contains pseudoephedrine as the active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine has been proven to relieve congestion by drying up runny noses and sinuses. Sudafed is found in many different medicines, including Sudafed PE, Sinus Congestion & Pain Relief, and Phenylephrine HCl Seltzer.
What is Nyquil?
Nyquil is a medicine that contains dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and other ingredients such as doxylamine succinate and diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Dextromethorphan has been proven to help with the common cold and coughs.
Doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine) helps you fall asleep by blocking signals from nerve endings in your brain. Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (a type of antihistamine) treats sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, rash, itching, and other allergic reactions.
How does Sudafed work?
Sudafed is a decongestant medication that is used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion. It works by constricting blood vessels in the nose and sinuses, reducing fluid buildup and inflammation. Sudafed only helps with congestion, not the cough associated with colds.
The “active ingredient” of Sudafed is pseudoephedrine, which is a stimulant. The other active ingredients are phenylephrine (which can cause high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat) and chlorpheniramine (which can cause serious allergic reactions). The FDA has warned against taking Sudafed more than once every 24 hours because it has been linked to increased blood pressure and headaches.
How does Nyquil work?
Nyquil is a popular over-the-counter cold and flu medicine (alternative to Advil) that can be found in many pharmacies. It should not be taken by those with kidney or liver disease, but it might be safe for those who can take it, as long as they do not have other health conditions.
Nyquil’s ingredients work together to relieve pain and reduce fever and other symptoms of congestion and colds. The foremost actions for Nyquil are to relieve fever and relieve aches and pains such as headaches or bruises. Then the medicine begins working on the virus itself by reducing the severity of cold symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, and congestion. The ingredients also work together to help you sleep better at night so you can get rest from your illness.
Can you take Sudafed and Nyquil together for relief?
Dextromethorphan has been proven to provide relief of a cough due to minor throat irritation (sore throat) but not due to lung problems like asthma or chronic bronchitis.
It’s important to know that Nyquil also increases the effects of alcohol on your body because it contains acetaminophen; we don’t want you to drink alcohol while taking this medication!
Nyquil is a cold medicine that contains an antihistamine, a pain reliever, and a sleep aid. Taking Sudafed will go against the instructions for Nyquil and could have dangerous consequences.