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Review: could Nyquil cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Nyquil, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Augmentin, and have Upper respiratory tract infection.

We study 737 people who have side effects while taking Nyquil from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Nyquil

Nyquil (latest outcomes from 1,121 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; doxylamine; pseudoephedrine. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 166,327 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 737 people reported to have side effects when taking Nyquil. Among them, 10 people (1.36%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.01% of all the 167,213 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucination in Nyquil reports

Time on Nyquil when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Nyquil * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Nyquil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%11.11%44.44%0.00%0.00%44.44%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Nyquil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Upper respiratory tract infection (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Viral infection (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Pharyngolaryngeal pain (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Sinusitis (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Augmentin (4 people, 40.00%)
  2. Claritin-d (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Vicks dayquil (3 people, 30.00%)
  4. Vicks nyquil (3 people, 30.00%)
  5. Theraflu (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

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

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Mother suffers from hallucinations - takes Atenolol, Lisinopril and Lasix

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
    Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
    After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.

    Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!

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