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For what length of time do the side effects of nyquil last?

For what length of time do the side effects of nyquil last?

Effects of NyQuil: The half-life of doxylamine (the time it takes for your body to get rid of half of the drug) is 6-12 hours. The vast majority should be gone within about 24 hours. ...Read more

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I had 3 mixed drinks within 2 hours (Malibu Bay Breeze). The last drink was 5 1/2 hours ago. Is it safe to take NyQuil and will there be side effects?

I had 3 mixed drinks within 2 hours (Malibu Bay Breeze). The last drink was 5 1/2 hours ago. Is it safe to take NyQuil and will there be side effects?

Alcohol Dependence: I commend you for your concern about safety of Nyquil. Side effects of Nyquil are-Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, upset stomach, nervousness. Sometimes side effects may be shakiness, and confusion. There is more risk as Alcohol has some of these effects. Taking 3 mixed drinks within 2 hours is Dependence problem See Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, its effects on work, relationships; and A.A. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking prednisone, nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

What are side effects of taking prednisone,  nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

Mid mixtures: Prednisone can awaken and excite and increase appetite and elevate glucose. Nyquil is drying and slightly sedating. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is drying and slightly sedating. Taken together the result likely will be slight sedation and decongestion. Why not set aside Mucinex (guaifenesin) when you take nyquil...? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking benedryl, NyQuil, semantral, and meds for restless leg syndrome?

What are the side effects of taking benedryl, NyQuil, semantral, and meds for restless leg syndrome?

My questions: Why are you taking all these medications? Restless leg syndrome does not respond to any of these, and the mainstay category which works includes dopamine agonists and Horizant. Recommend you get this entire program readjusted. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've taken NyQuil for the last 2 nights, and both mornings I have woken up feeling very sick to my stomach. Could this be a side effect?

I've taken NyQuil for the last 2 nights, and both mornings I have woken up feeling very sick to my stomach. Could this be a side effect?

Possible: The only way to really tell would be to stop taking it and see if you are still experiencing the morning symptoms. NyQuil can cause upset stomach. If symptoms persist would suggest keeping of symptoms and seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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I went through 5 bottles of nyquil in 2 wks and havent taken anything in a week. right under my rib age on my right side and stomach hurt very bad ?

I went through 5 bottles of nyquil in 2 wks and havent taken anything in a week. right under my rib age on my right side and stomach hurt very bad ?

Right sided chest pa: With the recent history cough it is possible to have muscle sprain, but pain form this are could also be from pleuracy, Gall bladder problem and liver problem, have yourself examined by a professional. ...Read more

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What effects could taking 12 nyquil caps have on a person?

What effects could taking 12 nyquil caps have on a person?

Toxicity: It is the amount of Acetaminophen in the nyquil that can seriously harm you. It can cause your liver to shut down and potentially kill you. Get evaluated asap, call your doc or go to the er. ...Read more

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How is nyquil bad for your body?

How is nyquil bad for your body?

Nyquil: Nyquil is an OTC product first manufactured by P&G in 1966. It is intended to treat symptoms of the common cold. There are many forms of Nyquil . Some may contain sedating antihistamines, hypnotics or alcohol. If taken as directed by your physician , at night and at the correct dosage it should be allright. Sleepiness , hyperactivitiy and transient increase in Blood pressure can occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much nyquil?

Is it possible to take too much nyquil?

Yes! don't exceed: The warnings are meant to be followed. Taking more than 4 doses per day can cause liver damage and also avoid use w/ other drugs containing Acetaminophen or if you have certain diseases. Read label of see link: http://www.Walgreens.Com/store/c/vicks-nyquil-cold-%26-flu-relief-liquicaps/id=prod6091048-product take care of yourself - you're worth it. ...Read more

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What would happen to someone who took 4 nyquil caps at once?

What would happen to someone who took 4 nyquil caps at once?

How much?: It depends how big you are and how much you took. The major issue is the amount of Acetaminophen you ingested as this can cause severe liver toxicity and even death. You mention you took it twice but not how much. I would suggest you call your doc or local poison control if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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Nyquil for 4yr old?

Nyquil for 4yr old?

Too strong: Equivalents for this age group are alahist dm or Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. ...Read more

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Will nyquil help pneumonia ?

Will nyquil help pneumonia ?

No, not much...: Nyquil or other cold medicines don't do much to help get rid of pneumonia. Cold medicines can lessen one's cough and runny nose, but the pneumonia still has to heal up by itself... With the help of antibiotics if it is a bacterial or mycoplasmal type of pneumonia. Mycoplasma are germs that are treated with medications like zithromax (similar to erythromycin). ...Read more

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Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Children's Nyquil : Children's nyquil has different ingredients than regular nyquil and can be used by a 9 year old. Regular nyquil is recommended for children 12 or older. ...Read more