Does NyQuil Really Work?
NyQuil is an over-the-counter medication that is taken to treat common colds and symptoms of flu. Various versions of this product also claim to provide relief from cough, sore throat, headache, fever, minor aches and pain. Unlike its counterpart product DayQuil, Nyquil is intended to be taken before bedtime due to the sedating effects that it is said to have. The main ingredients of NyQuil include acetaminophen which is a pain reliever, dextromethorphan HBr which is a cold suppressant and doxylamine succinate which is an antihistamine. According to its manufacturer Procter and Gamble, individuals consuming alcoholic beverages are not advised to take Nyquil because combination of alcohol and acetaminophen can cause damage to the liver. NyQuil is available in syrup as well as in LiquiCap form.