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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.
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 (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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on nyquil?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 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 mind is placebo (sugar pill).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you drink alcohol with nyquil?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 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.
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When i'm taking topiramax, could i drink alcohol?

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Mod risk of : interaction. Per Drugs.Com - mixing topamax (topiramate) & alcohol can is can cause "excessive sleep, confusion, and difficulty with memory or speech".

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