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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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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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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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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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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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Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

Can I drink alcohol while taking nyquil?

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. ...Read more

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Why does nyquil make me sleep better than a shot of liquor when nyquil has less alcohol?

Why does nyquil make me sleep better than a shot of liquor when nyquil has less alcohol?

Synergistic effect: Nyquil has other sedating ingredients, primarily a sedating antihistamine, combine that with alcohol and the two are more sedating than either one by itself. People with history of addictions should avoid nyquil. Becareful if your are using it for only sleep, and alcohol for that matter. Alcohol actually makes sleep quality worse. ...Read more

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How long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

How long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. I suspect the alcohol in nyquil (if taken in usual dose) will be metabolized in a couple of hours or less. ...Read more

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