A 19-year-old member asked:
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can i drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

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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.
Answered on Jul 14, 2019
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 (particularly nasal stuffiness) worse. Adding additional alcohol to nyquil increases the chance of intoxication, which aside from being illegal at your age, is dangerous, particularly behind the wheel of a car or anything similar.
Answered on Feb 23, 2019
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: On how much alcohol but retain if still noting effects from the alcohol.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
No: No, it is not safe. Nyquil contains other ingredients that are not safe to take with alcohol, either.
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