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how long do I wait to drink after taking nyquil

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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: On how much alcohol but retain if still noting effects from the alcohol.
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with NyQuil due to potential dizziness, drowsiness and impairment in thinking.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: This answer is not trying to be snappy but to urge a recall for common sense into daily living by knowing and accepting that life is a one-way street ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't do it: Nyquil and alcohol should no be taken together as both will have CNS depressing effects. Furthermore if Nyquil was taken because of feeling sick then ... Read More
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.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not a good idea: Nyquil itself contains about 20% alcohol, but more importantly excessive alcohol is bad for the immune system, and itself makes many cold symptoms (pa ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Nyquil: If you are not driving or around machinery or don't mind going to sleep. There is dayquil.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol can interact with medication and cause either additive effect (toxicity) or lowers potency of medication. The only safe medicine that comes to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Why would you?
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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Not suggested because stability dating indicates that the full amount of medication no longer meets labeled quantities. This is why medication has ex ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Emmert
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can take NyQuil
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is an addicti: As you say it is an addivtion and addiction is an issue needs to be resolved.If you can not do it yourself seek help from your healthcare pviders.

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