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How long do I wait to drink after taking nyquil

A member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not recommended: You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with NyQuil due to potential dizziness, drowsiness and impairment in thinking.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
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 Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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 member asked:
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Emmert
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Yes: You can take NyQuil
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
No. Just need to make sure that you are watching your caffeine intake as well as Tylenol intake. Don’t take more than a safe dose for your age
A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Hopefully nothing: just skip the next dose of either, Theraflu and nyquil have different combo formulations and can contain the same ingredients in each, so you may have... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
What's half a glass: There are 6 oz glasses and 18 oz. Glasses, and if you are talking about "straight" liquor, 4 oz. Of vodka in an 8 oz. Glass is almost 3 standard drink... Read More