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I have Rheumatoid arthritis and am taxing Methotrexate. In

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I have Rheumatoid arthritis and am taxing Methotrexate. In the last week I have become infected with a cold - Nose blocking, coughing, sore throat .... no raised temperature. My GP says I can take paracetamol and they seem to help. Can I take a dose of "Night Nurse"? and will it help???
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replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, you can take Night Nurse which contains Paracetamol 1000 mg, Promethazine Hydrochloride 20 mg and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15 mg. Contains ethanol (alcohol) 18% v/v, sodium and glucose

avoid more than 3000mg of paracetamol in a 24 hour period.

make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids

extra vitamin C in fruits and vegetables and chicken soup can help as well

some people take zinc supplements when you have a cold to help shorten viral infections.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks - have already taken 4000mg of paracetamol today - will try Night Nurse tomorrow after taking less paracetamol
Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago.

yes, that is a good idea.

I hope you feel better.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago.
Thanks - I give 5 stars as rating.
Dr. David, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago.

thanks for that.

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