Question by  Jimbob (2275)

Does Nyquil contain alcohol?


Answer by  ravnos (89)

Yes, it does. Alcohol helps to enhance the feeling of drowsiness caused by doxylamine, an antihistamine and hypnotic, helping the patient to fall asleep easier while sick.


Answer by  sarahoo (18)

Nyquil contains alcohol as an ingredient. Along with alcohol, it contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine succinate. Acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine succinate are the three main active ingredients. Acetominophen is used to reduce fever and pain, and is a common ingredient in many pain/headache medications. Dextromethorphan is a common cough suppresant. Doxylamine succinate is an antihistamine.


Answer by  lilith (6)

Nyquil contains 10% alcohol which is listed under Inactive Ingredients. Alcohol's purpose in Nyquil is to act as a solvent, the amount of alcohol will generally not intoxicate an individual.


Answer by  blovro (67)

Yes, as many medications, Nyquil does contain alcohol and should be used in appropriate dosages to acheive the maximum efficiency.


Answer by  A36 (629)

Some Nyquil products do contain alcohol, or a number of other substances that can make an individual drowsy, like anti-histamines. For this reason, Nyquil is recommended for night use. Whether a particular Nyquil product contains alcohol or not will be listed on the product's box.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Yes Nyquil does contain alcohol. This makes it very important when using Nyquil that the patient follow the dosing recommendations on the label. The alcohol content is nearly 25% which is the same as several alcohol beverages. Prolonged over use of Nyquil can cause the same effects over time as chronic alcohol abuse.

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