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Review: could Nyquil cause Gout?

Summary: Gout could be caused by Nyquil, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Asa, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.

We study 738 people who have side effects while taking Nyquil from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Nyquil

Nyquil (latest outcomes from 1,124 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; doxylamine; pseudoephedrine. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 56,529 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 725 people reported to have side effects when taking Nyquil. Among them, 2 people (0.28%) have Gout. They amount to 0.00% of all the 56,484 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gout in Nyquil reports

Time on Nyquil when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Nyquil * :

FemaleMale
Gout0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Gout when taking Nyquil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Gout when taking Nyquil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gout0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lower cholesterol (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Hypertension (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Acid reflux (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Cold symptoms (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Asa (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Niaspan (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Lisinopril (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Flecainide acetate (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Sertraline (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Nyquil (acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; doxylamine; pseudoephedrine) is often used for herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). Find out below the conditions Nyquil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • thirst has clearly increased since starting on Nyquil. Cold symptoms are relieved, but now drinking easily triple liquid intake (water) than before.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • My endocrinologist /doctor has my fluid intake limited to 48 ounces of liquids per day (all liquids) because my sodium levels were off due to the drug spironolactone , I was taking 200 mg per day but have cut back to 100 mg per day for the last year.
    Also my Crestor dosage is 20 mg per day.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have just started with swelling in my lower leg and ankle it's very painful wondered if it was gout and maybe the raspberry ketones were causing it

    Reply

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