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alka-seltzer and tylenol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   is it ok to conbine XXXXXXXX-seltzer plus night cold formula max strength (with aspirin) with tylenol pm simply sleep (no acetophen sp?) ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
after whta time gap you are taking them?
User :   i was going to take them together this evening. i have a miserable cold and i didn't sleep at all last night and i want to sleep well tonight.
Doctor :  
You combine the XXXXXXXX-seltzer plus night cold formula max strength (with aspirin)
Doctor :  
but avoid the tylenol
Doctor :  
it will be too high strength
User :   the tylenol pm simply sleep does only has diphenhydramine hci 25 mg. it does not have any pain reliever.
Doctor :  
no no pain reliever in that
User :   the XXXXXXXX seltzer plus night cold formula has 500 mg of aspirin, 10 mg of dextromethorphan hbr (cough suppressant), 6.25 mg of doxylamine succinate(antihistamine) and 7.8 mg of phenylephrine bitartrate (nasal decongestant
Doctor :  
then that itself is enough for you to take
Doctor :  
just do a warm salt water gargling
User :   will it help me sleep?
Doctor :   it should help
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   i also have some rapid sleep pm that i purchased. it has 3 ng if nekatibubm 800 mg of valerian extract, hops extract and passionflower extract - all natural ingredients. what do you think about taking that?
Doctor :   I am sorry , I will not be able to comment on this, as i dont practice natural medicine. I practice only allopathic medicine
Doctor :   also please avoid combining different streams of medicine
Doctor :  
it might lead to cross reactions
Doctor :  
and complications
User :   ok, thanks. that's all for tonight. good night
Doctor :  
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User :   ok, will do.
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