What Are the Ingredients in NyQuil?


Quick Answer

The active ingredients in NyQuil are acetaminophen, dextromethorphan HBr and doxylamine succinate. NyQuil also contains a number of inactive ingredients.

Continue Reading
What Are the Ingredients in NyQuil?
Credit: nauright CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Vicks NyQuil is an over-the-counter medication designed to relieve cold and flu symptoms including sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fever, runny nose and sneezing . The acetaminophen in NyQuil can cause liver damage if the recommended dosage is exceeded or if the medication is taken over a long period of time. The manufacturer recommends limiting consumption to no more than four doses in a 24-hour period and to avoid taking this with other products that contain acetaminophen.

Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Related Videos

Related Questions