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Nyquil is deadly ♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
24th Sep '11

When taking NyQuil please be aware of the instructions.



It is what caused my step mothers death this month. It kills 400 people each year. She took LESS than an adults dosage 7 HOURS after taking tylenol and it killed her.



  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
24th Sep '11

OH MY GOD! Im so sorry.
What happens if you take it with acetaminophen. I mean... clearly you can die... but what happens?

♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting Alphabet Soup.:" OH MY GOD! Im so sorry. What happens if you take it with acetaminophen. I mean... clearly you can die... but what happens?"


Thank you.



Well, it caused her to go into a coma and then she died. I'm sure it's like overdose symptoms.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
24th Sep '11

Wow...I'm so sorry to hear that.
That just sounds crazy though. I remember when I was stuck at home with no money and no booze once when I was younger, I drank an entire bottle of the Equate Nyquil because it had alcohol in it. I didn't die, obviously, though. I had no clue you could die from nyquil.

Teagan's Mommy☠ Due May 20 (boy); 6 kids; Egypt 31882 posts
24th Sep '11

oh wow.. so nyquil has acetaminophen in it as well?
i wonder how much she had :(

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7852 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting Captain Fabulous.:" Wow...I'm so sorry to hear that. That just sounds crazy though. I remember when I was stuck at home with ... [snip!] ... of the Equate Nyquil because it had alcohol in it. I didn't die, obviously, though. I had no clue you could die from nyquil."



Same. I have known people who would use it to get high. I used to take it just to sleep. Crazy, crazy.

♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting Teagan's Mommy☠:" oh wow.. so nyquil has acetaminophen in it as well? i wonder how much she had :("


I said, less than an adults dosage and one tylenol 7 hours before that.

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
24th Sep '11

Oh honey ): You're still in my thoughts. At least you guys have answers now

Weinus Badger 1 child; Oak Harbor, Washington 50 posts
24th Sep '11

My uncle just got out of the hospital (in there for 2 1/2 weeks) from going into a coma in his sleep from OD'ing (our guess) Not sure what he took, more likely pain killers. Scary to think :(

♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting Weinus Badger:" My uncle just got out of the hospital (in there for 2 1/2 weeks) from going into a coma in his sleep from OD'ing (our guess) Not sure what he took, more likely pain killers. Scary to think :("


Wow. I'm glad he was caught in time and helped.

Weinus Badger 1 child; Oak Harbor, Washington 50 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting ♥MommylovesBaby:" Wow. I'm glad he was caught in time and helped."


yeah thankfully my aunt tried to wake him up before she went into work, he wouldn't wake up and was barely brething. They had to intubate him before they transported him to the er and he was in a coma for about a week and a half. Woke up and thought it was 2002 :(

♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
24th Sep '11
Quoting Weinus Badger:" yeah thankfully my aunt tried to wake him up before she went into work, he wouldn't wake up and was ... [snip!] ... him before they transported him to the er and he was in a coma for about a week and a half. Woke up and thought it was 2002 :("


aw, im sorry.



I wish she was still here, too. But, my dad has turned into such a better man now. He is a single dad to a 15month old and hasn't drank(been drinking for 35 years) or smoked since.

♥MyM&Ms Due August 8; 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 35496 posts
24th Sep '11

I'm sorry :(
It made me sick the one and only time I drank it so never again for me.

Brooke&Emiliano 49 kids; Michigan 1055 posts
24th Sep '11

I'm sorry :(




Yeah, I was told that I'm not allowed to take Nyquil at all because I've been on and off of antidepressants for years.

Teagan's Mommy☠ Due May 20 (boy); 6 kids; Egypt 31882 posts
25th Sep '11
Quoting ♥MommylovesBaby:" I said, less than an adults dosage and one tylenol 7 hours before that."


so just one tylenol 7 hours before not even an adult dose of nyquil.
thats nuts.. i mean it seems so normal kwim?
like not enough to overdose.
you just take a risk with any meds i guess even every day ones :(
so sorry mama.