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Suggest treatment for chest congestion while on NyQuil and DayQuil

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Posted on Wed, 7 Jun 2017
Question: Saturday I very quickly became congested in my chest with a deep cough - no runny nose or fever. It has continued. A little sinus drainage but mostly still hurts to cough. Thought it was allergies. I have been taking dayquil and nightquil. I am under a great deal of stress this week at work. Busiest week of my year. Can I take a prescribed xanax with these over the counter meds. Should I be taking someting else. I was awake most of last night.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both cause drowsiness

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Dayquil does not cause drowsiness. Nyquil can cause drowsiness.

You were awake most of last night due to anxiety and you think you require xanax to sleep.

I suggest that whenever you want to take xanax, that night take dayquil instead of nyquil for cough relief.

Hope it helps.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr Vaishalee
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Suggest treatment for chest congestion while on NyQuil and DayQuil

Brief Answer: Both cause drowsiness Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. Dayquil does not cause drowsiness. Nyquil can cause drowsiness. You were awake most of last night due to anxiety and you think you require xanax to sleep. I suggest that whenever you want to take xanax, that night take dayquil instead of nyquil for cough relief. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee