Hi friends! In this post I will explain the reasons why you should never mix alcohol and Dayquil.
As most of you knew that DayQuil is an over-the-counter medication to reduce the symptoms of flu or the common cold. Many of you also enjoy a glass of wine or a martini every now and then, alcohol being freely available and very addictive. Unfortunately it led to increasing alcoholic abuse, and abusers sometimes try to enhance the effects of alcohol by mixing it with other medications.
Misuse of either DayQuil or alcohol is dangerous when each is taken alone; but if you mix the two, there is a greater risk of serious illness or even death due to liver damage.
2 Reasons never mix DayQuil and alcohol
1.Dextromethorphan and alcohol
- An active ingredient of DayQuil is dextromethorphan (DXM), which is a cough suppressant, but when mixed with the ethanol in alcohol it can give abusers the kind of “high” that they are looking for.
- Unfortunately, by mixing DayQuil and alcohol, abusers may also suffer unwelcome, sometimes dangerous side-effects, such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting, difficulty concentrating or staying awake, and impaired judgment. Obviously, when under the influence of these side effects, you mustn’t drive your car or operate machinery. Stay at home!
2.Acetaminophen and alcohol
- DayQuil contains three main ingredients that work together against the symptoms of a cold. One of these ingredients is acetaminophen, which relieves pain and fever.
- However, when taken in doses greater than those recommended on the label, acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage. Alcohol, when taken to excess, also causes liver damage. When these two are taken together, that risk is dangerously enhanced.
To sum up:
- Never mix DayQuil and alcohol. Together they can endanger your health and maybe your life.
- Be prepared : take note of the information above and be aware of the potential dangers to your health.
- Don’t make a mistake that could cost you your life!