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can you mix nyquil and alcohol

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Nyquil: Alcohol has 25% alcohol content. But nyquil is not considered an "alcohol".

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
25%: Nyquil = 25 % alcohol content.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: Nyquil has various formulations, some of which have alcohol in them and therefore you run the risk of taking too much alcohol. Nyquil also contains A ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
1 oz /hr: The average-size body breaks down slightly more than an oz of alcohol per hour on the average with some variations. Women should use the 1/2 oz thumb ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: you should not mix alcohol with any medicines..
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Alcohol and NyQuil: Nyquil has alcohol so the effect would be additive. I probably would avoid using nyquil when i was drinking. Be safe.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please be specific: That way we can check the potential for drug interactions.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Not a good idea: Both alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) are depressant medications, and the combination is often more powerful than either one in isolation. This can lea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Not a great idea. Both medications can cause pretty heavy sedation, and so taking them both at the same time is probably not a good idea. You may ne ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Should not be a problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mixing: Yes.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mixing meds: Probably not a good thing. Both contain stimulant agents that help clear congestion. However, combined it may be too much for your system (possibly ca ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helle Lukk
39 years experience in Family Medicine
Stomach upset: If you drink chronically or if you have a sensitive stomach- it can cause an upset stomach. The alcohol already can cause irritation and the addition ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: Yes, but could cause extra sedation and potentially a large dose of acetaminophen. Talk to your doctor. I assume this is for headaches. This combin ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
I would not: There is no reason to. They are similar. It is not acceptable to use two of the same type. We would rather use different medicine types.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no problem with this combination.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Methadone and cocain: You should not be mixing these two together.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Ok, not recommended: Aspirin can add to stomach irritation but with proper precaution not contraindicated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Buckley's coughsyrup: Most products made by Buckley's contain dextromethorphan, a potent cough suppressant. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol with this medication ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. REF: https://www.drugs.com/drug_inter ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Cephtin/Alcohol: Not a good idea to drink while on antibiotics. The general problem is that alcohol interferes with the blood level of the drug. So the drug might not ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No, I wouldn't: That would be a dangerous combination, because both are sedating medications. Please don't use them together.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience in Endocrinology
It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: Alcohol can interact with Lorazepam and it is not recommended to take them together.

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