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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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How long after drinking alcohol can I take nyquil?

Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol and act appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Can I take mucinex with alcohol free NyQuil?

Can I take mucinex with alcohol free NyQuil?

Mucinex: is used mainly to eliminate phlegm in your lungs or sinuses. Therefore it may be effective if you do have lots of mucus. NyQuil has acetaminophen and anti histamine as well as a decongestant. So there is no duplication and the combination is effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Steve Choi
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My fiancé is 25 weeks pregnant. Can she take DayQuil and/or NyQuil that is alcohol free? She's not high risk.

My fiancé is 25 weeks pregnant. Can she take DayQuil and/or NyQuil that is alcohol free? She's not high risk.

Should avoid: The dextromethorphan found in both Dayquil and Nyquil products are Category C for pregnancy. Discuss with your OB if your symptoms worsen or require treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Dr. John Christophel
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How risky is taking nyquil with alcohol?

How risky is taking nyquil with alcohol?

It depends: Nyquil has various formulations, some of which have alcohol in them and therefore you run the risk of taking too much alcohol. Nyquil also contains Acetaminophen which can damage your liver if taken with too much alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Hello. I am concerned about my boyfriend. Last night he ingested some NyQuil that he believes his friend put rubbing alcohol in. What do I do. ?

Hello. I am concerned about my boyfriend. Last night he ingested some NyQuil that he believes his friend put rubbing alcohol in. What do I do. ?

Symptoms: Are there any symptoms to report to us? You must be specific here. Putting rubbing alcohol in something another human is going to drink is assault or even attempted murder. Your boyfriend must also contact the proper authorities. This was a crime. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is nyquil and alcohol taken together really bad for you?

Nyquil: Nyquil is 25% alcohol & also contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hbr & doxylamine succinate. It is best to avoid use of alcohol with nyquil. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What kind of alcohol is nyquil?

Nyquil: Alcohol has 25% alcohol content. But nyquil is not considered an "alcohol". ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Does Dayquil or Nyquil have alcohol in them?

Does Dayquil or Nyquil have alcohol in them?

Yes, some do: There are several different Dayquil and Nyquil products. Some have alcohol, some don't. One can find out by reading the labels (the part about "inactive" ingredients). Otherwise, one can go online to their website to find which of their products comes in an alcohol-free version. ...Read more

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