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A 31-year-old member asked:

could it be healthy to take nyquil is the symptoms are only slightly present?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
It's safe.: It would not be harmful to take NyQuil when your symptoms are mild; however, consider using this medication only when you feel its benefits will outweigh its side effects.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How should you stop a cold fast using nyquil?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Treats symptoms: Nyquil and other similar drugs are used to treat some of the cold symptoms. They don't stop the cold.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you've drank too much nyquil (took it twice)?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
How much?: It depends how big you are and how much you took. The major issue is the amount of Acetaminophen you ingested as this can cause severe liver toxicity and even death. You mention you took it twice but not how much. I would suggest you call your doc or local poison control if there is any doubt.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What would happen to someone who took 4 nyquil caps at once?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
How much?: It depends how big you are and how much you took. The major issue is the amount of Acetaminophen you ingested as this can cause severe liver toxicity and even death. You mention you took it twice but not how much. I would suggest you call your doc or local poison control if there is any doubt.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What effects could taking 12 nyquil caps have on a person?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Toxicity: It is the amount of Acetaminophen in the nyquil that can seriously harm you. It can cause your liver to shut down and potentially kill you. Get evaluated asap, call your doc or go to the er.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What would happen if I took nyquil if I don't have a cold?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Sedation: You'd get sleepy and might feel a little hungover the next day, just like you do when you take it for a cold.

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