A 19-year-old member asked:
can i drink alcohol while taking nyquil?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni answered
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
Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered
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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