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Can somebody be addicted to nyquil to help them sleep if so what can they do to stop?

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Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Nyquil addiction

People can become addicted to nyquil.
If you are unable to stop on your own then discuss it with your primary care doctor and he/she can assist you.

In brief: Nyquil addiction

People can become addicted to nyquil.
If you are unable to stop on your own then discuss it with your primary care doctor and he/she can assist you.
Dr. John Sampson
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Nyquil has a high alcohol content. For people who are susceptible to abuse or addiction, they may be at risk for relapse. Ask your doctor for an alternative medication
Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine

In brief: Your body can

'forget' how to go to sleep & there can be a psychological dependence.
You can try gradually decreasing the nyquil dose over several weeks but you really need to talk to your doctor for several reasons. Nyquil has acetomenophem in it & you need to make sure your liver is ok. You need to explore why you needed the nyquil. You will probably need help & perhaps another safer med to help you sleep.

In brief: Your body can

'forget' how to go to sleep & there can be a psychological dependence.
You can try gradually decreasing the nyquil dose over several weeks but you really need to talk to your doctor for several reasons. Nyquil has acetomenophem in it & you need to make sure your liver is ok. You need to explore why you needed the nyquil. You will probably need help & perhaps another safer med to help you sleep.
Dr. Connie Topliff
Dr. Connie Topliff
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