Generic Name: NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime used for?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime is commonly used for temporarily relieves common cold and flu symptoms:

  • Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Minor aches & pains
  • Fever
  • Runny nose & sneezing

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime is not efficacy for treating cough in patient asthma, or emphysema or having smoking.

How should I take NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • Severe headache
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe dizziness or drowsiness
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Tremor
  • Restless muscle movements
  • Little or no urinating
  • Flu symptoms
  • Easy bruising
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Pale skin
  • Weakness
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Nausea
  • Pain in your upper stomach pain
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth or nose
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling restless or excited (especially in children)
  • Mild skin rash

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Especially if you take potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, K-Phos, Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, Urocit-K).

Does food or alcohol interact with NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Asthma or COPD
  • Cough with mucus, or cough caused by smoking, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • A blockage in your stomach or intestines
  • Liver disease, alcoholism, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day
  • Kidney disease
  • An enlarged prostate, problems with urination
  • Glaucoma

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

What is the dose of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime for an adult?

Recommended dose for adults is 30 mL repeat every 6 hours not more than 4 doses per day.

Patient should use the dose cup provided in the product to take exactly 30 mL of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

What is the dose of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime for a child?

Recommended doses for children more than 12 years old is 30 mL repeat every 6 hours. Do not repeat more than 4 doses per day. Patient should use the dose cup provided in the product to take exactly 30 mL of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

The dosage has not been established in children under 12 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime available?

NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Syrup, containing 650 mg Acetaminophen, 30 mg Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide and 12.5 mg Doxylamine Succinate per 30 ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of NyQuil® Cold & Flu Nighttime, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: July 3, 2017 | Last Modified: July 3, 2017

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