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Does Vicks NyQuil interact with Trazodone?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Fri, 11 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can I take trazodone & Vicks NyQuil
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you'd better avoid the combination

Detailed Answer:

Vicks NyQuil (all formulations as there are many of them) contains dextromethorphane. This substance may interact with trazodone and cause the serotonin syndrome which is a potentially fatal complication. Thankfully it's not a frequent complication but it's too serious to ignore. So in conclusion you'd better avoid taking both drugs...

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