Nyquil Cold & Flu

Nyquil Cold and Flu treats headache, sneezing, runny nose and cough. Can cause you to become sleepy. Do not drive until you know how this medication affects you.

Nyquil Cold & Flu Overview

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Nyquil Cold & Flu is an over the counter medication used to treat headache, fever, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose and cough in adults and children 12 years and older.

Nyquil Cold & Flu contains 3 ingredients: doxylamine, acetaminophen, and dextromethorphan.

Doxylamine belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines. These work by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.

Acetaminophen belongs to a group of drugs called analgesics. These work by changing the way the body senses pain and cooling the body.

Dextromethorphan belongs to a group of drugs called cough suppressants. These work by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

This medication comes in a solution form and is taken every 6 hours as needed.

Common side effects of Nyquil Cold & flu include dizziness, lightheadedness and drowsiness.

 

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Generics

Nyquil Cold & Flu consists of multiple generic medications. The generic medications are listed below.

Acetaminophen

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Dextromethorphan

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Doxylamine

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Nyquil Cold & Flu Drug Class

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