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Percentage Of Alcohol In Nyquil
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.?
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
I had 2 mixed drinks and took a double dose of NyQuil (not exceeding daily limit) for my cold, not even realizing alcohol could affect me. Am I okay?
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
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
Doses matter: Doses matter. Small amounts, you should be fine. But large enough doses can kill you. You need to be honest and give exact amounts here if you want your question to be answered better. Bigger question, why did you do this? Were you trying to hurt yourself? By asking the question, you know this was not a good idea. This issue needs to be explored with a professional. ...Read more
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
I took. 5 mg Lorazepam tablet at 3pm for anxiety. I also have a severe cold. Can I take Nyquil in 4 to 5 hours before bed? The Nyquil has 10% alcohol.
I recommend: Against that combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
I feel really weird because I combined alcohol, meth, & nyquil and puked a little blood. What should I do?
Stop doing it.: I doubt you've permanently damaged yourself, but maybe this is a message: quit messing up your body! What you're doing is called 'polysubstance abuse'. You're 39 and should know better. Time to make an appointment with a counselor knowledgeable in substance abuse as well as other mental health problems. ...Read more
I'm having a baby tomorrow, and live in a state that performs mandatory meconium testing. Took nyquil & sudafed....False pos for alcohol and mamp!?
See below: Request a quantitative test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Taking nyquil on a regular basis can it cause the ethanol level in your blood to be significantly high and cause a positive blood test for alcohol?!
What would happen if you drank alcohol after taking a dose of either nyquil, robitussin, Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm?
What happens if you inject nyquil, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) surgar, salt, vinegar and alcohol into your muscles?
Alcohol and NyQuil: If you are pregnant it is best to avoid these products. ...Read more
My fiancé is 25 weeks pregnant. Can she take DayQuil and/or NyQuil that is alcohol free? She's not high risk.
Pharmacy: Your OB or pharmacy can answer that question ...Read more
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.
Pills: Call the OB. It's a good idea to ask them what's okay and not okay to take ...Read more
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
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
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
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