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Can you mix nyquil and alcohol

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nyquil: Alcohol has 25% alcohol content. But nyquil is not considered an "alcohol".

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nyquil: Nyquil is 25% alcohol & also contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hbr & doxylamine succinate. It is best to avoid use of alcohol with nyquil.
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Symptoms: Are there any symptoms to report to us? You must be specific here. Putting rubbing alcohol in something another human is going to drink is assault or... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, some do: There are several different Dayquil and Nyquil products. Some have alcohol, some don't. One can find out by reading the labels (the part about "inact... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Probably: You should avoid driving or drinking nay more alcohol for the next 8 hours , but otherwise you will be ok from the amount of alcohol you have had
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Nyquil and many other cold products contain alcohol and antihistamines. The combination can cause excessive drowsiness and impaired alertness.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandip Buch
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Doses matter: Doses matter. Small amounts, you should be fine. But large enough doses can kill you. You need to be honest and give exact amounts here if you wan... Read More

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