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Review: could Nyquil cause Hepatitis?

We study 744 people who have side effects while taking Nyquil from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Hepatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Hepatitis and more.

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Nyquil

Nyquil (latest outcomes from 1,128 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; doxylamine; pseudoephedrine. It is often used in common cold.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) (latest reports from 88,938 patients) has been reported by people with hiv infection, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 31, 2014: 744 people reported to have side effects when taking Nyquil. Among them, 15 people (2.02%) have Hepatitis. They amount to 0.02% of all the 88,857 people who have Hepatitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hepatitis in Nyquil reports

Time on Nyquil when people have Hepatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hepatitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hepatitis when taking Nyquil * :

FemaleMale
Hepatitis93.33%6.67%

Age of people who have Hepatitis when taking Nyquil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hepatitis0.00%0.00%0.00%57.14%14.29%0.00%0.00%28.57%

Severity of Hepatitis when taking Nyquil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hepatitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinusitis (6 people, 40.00%)
  2. Discomfort (2 people, 13.33%)
  3. Insomnia (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Pulmonary hypertension (2 people, 13.33%)
  5. Bronchitis (2 people, 13.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ketek (12 people, 80.00%)
  2. Tylenol (8 people, 53.33%)
  3. Acetaminophen (8 people, 53.33%)
  4. Cyclobenzaprine hcl (6 people, 40.00%)
  5. Promethazine (6 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months 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 (8 months ago):

  • I have taken Nyquil before and never had this happen.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Yesterday I took 2 DayQuil capsules at 6 pm and then the recommended dosage of NyQuil syrup at 11:00 pm prior to going to bed. This was my first and only usage of these products in over a year. It should also be mentioned that I finished 7 days of 500 mg of Augmentin BID yesterday morning. I have never had a reaction to antibiotics nor have I ever had a rash like this. The only medications I've had problems with are GA and codeine which led to nausea and vomiting.

    Reply

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