Nyquil Cold And Flu

(Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Relieves cold and flu symptoms, and helps you sleep.

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Our bottom line

Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a useful combination medicine that relieves cold and flu symptoms and will help you sleep. Make sure you really need all of its ingredients.

Quick facts about Nyquil Cold And Flu
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine)

Upsides

  • Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have watery eyes, a cough, fever, and pain.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • The antihistamine (doxylamine) will help you sleep.
People’s experience with Nyquil Cold And Flu

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Downsides

  • If you don't really need all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
How it works

Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that relieves a runny nose and makes you very sleepy.

Quick facts about Nyquil Cold And Flu
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine)
People’s experience with Nyquil Cold And Flu

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Side effect rates for Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Risks and Warnings for Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
    • History of liver disease

    Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP, and is a common ingredient in many other over-the-counter medicines. Taking too much acetaminophen causes liver damage that can be permanent and life-threatening. In case of an overdose, call your local Poison Control Center and get medical attention immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid using alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
Kidneys and liver
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
Pain
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.