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    YabbaDabba
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    Is it safe to mix alcohol and Nyquil?

    So I wasn't feeling so great this morning and my friends dropped by and started making screw drivers.

    I had one and yesterday I drank a little bit, as well.

    I'm starting to get a cold which means I'm not going to sleep that well tonight, but I really need to because I have a three-hour drive tomorrow.

    I kind of want to take some Nyquil so I can sleep, but the back of the bottle has a little warning about taking Nyquil if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day.

    I definitely don't drink THAT much, but since I've had alcohol less than an hour ago, I'm wondering if it's a good idea to take Nyquil (in particular) or any other sleep aid (in general).

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    I don't know if you should but I have a few times. It hasn't done anything to me.

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    Pay heed to the label warnings. They are heavily tested and approved.

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    This is a warning from the Nyquil site:

    When using this product:
    • Do not use more than directed.
    • Excitability may occur, especially in children.
    • Marked drowsiness may occur.
    • Avoid alcoholic drinks.
    • Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.
    • Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

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    If u only had one screw driver you will be fine. Even if you had 2 or 3 you would be OK. It will Intensify the alcohol feeling alot, but it isnt going to kill you. It might not be good for your liver, but if it only is a once in a while type of thing you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zackinlaw [Register to see the link]
    Pay heed to the label warnings. They are heavily tested and approved.
    That's what I'm TRYING to do. But I'm confused about whether or not the warning is about people who drink constantly or if it's just a bad idea to mix them in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avman [Register to see the link]
    This is a warning from the Nyquil site:

    When using this product:
    • Do not use more than directed.
    • Excitability may occur, especially in children.
    • Marked drowsiness may occur.
    • Avoid alcoholic drinks.
    • Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.
    • Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    Ah, crap.

    Thanks.

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    Just don't do it again. You should be ok.

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    Hey YD-

    You don't want to mix alcohol with any drugs. They make your liver go in overdrive to process them and in general that can have long term effects.

    When labels state 1 alcoholic beverage, they do not mean a screwdriver drink. A screwdriver drink is likely to have 2-3x the alcohol content of a cup of beer.

    Hope this helps.

    Hugs, Rose

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    Some Nyquil products contain acetaminophen (Tylenol). Tylenol and alcohol is an absolute no-no. That combination can be lethal to the liver depending on the total amount of alcohol and acetaminophen ingested.

    Additionally, some Nyquil products (the Cold/Flu one and the Cough one) contain alcohol (content is usually 10% alcohol--wine is 12% alcohol--just to give you a range/idea how much alcohol that is).

    I would recommend avoiding recreational/social alcohol while using Nyquil.

    Ingredients in Nyquil:
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