Vicks DayQuil FAQ

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Vicks DayQuil FAQ

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Q: What does DayQuil do?

A: The DayQuil line of products offers non-drowsy relief of your worst cold and flu symptoms, so you can get your power back and enjoy the day.

Q: What is DayQuil?

A: DayQuil is an over-the-counter medication that treats daytime symptoms of the cold and flu, including nasal congestion, cough, headache, minor aches and pains, fever and sore throat.

Q: How often can you take DayQuil?

A: DayQuil can be taken every four hours. Do not exceed four doses within 24 hours.

Q: How long does DayQuil last?

A: DayQuil treats cold and flu symptoms for approximately four hours

Q: How long does it take for DayQuil to work?

A: This depends on many factors but it usually takes 30 minutes for DayQuil to start working.

Q: What’s the difference between DayQuil and DayQuil SEVERE?

A: DayQuil SEVERE delivers maximum symptom-fighting ingredients to relieve your worst cold symptoms. It contains 200 mg of guaifenesin, an expectorant that helps clear mucus and phlegm from the chest. DayQuil does not contain guaifenesin.

Q: Can I take DayQuil while pregnant or breast-feeding?

A: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, check with your health professional before taking DayQuil. He or she can determine if it is safe for you.

Q: Does DayQuil contain alcohol?

A: No, DayQuil does not contain alcohol.

Q: Does DayQuil expire?

A: Yes. Do not use DayQuil beyond the expiration date on the package.

Q: Does DayQuil make you tired?

A: DayQuil is a non-drowsy formulation for relief of your cold and flu symptoms.

Q: Does DayQuil contain acetaminophen?

A: Yes, DayQuil contains 325 mg of acetaminophen per liquicap or 650 mg per liquid dose. Severe liver damage may occur if you: take more than four doses of DayQuil within 24 hours, take DayQuil with other drugs containing acetaminophen, consume three or more alcoholic drinks every day while taking DayQuil.

Q: Does DayQuil contain caffeine?

A: No, DayQuil does not contain caffeine. Learn more about the active ingredients in DayQuil and DayQuil SEVERE.

Q: Can I take DayQuil if I have high blood pressure?

A: In patients with hypertension, the use of certain medications may raise their blood pressure. Decongestants provide relief by narrowing blood vessels to reduce nasal stuffiness, but this can potentially affect other blood vessels, which may increase blood pressure. DayQuil™ HBP is free of decongestants for people with high blood pressure. To learn more, click here



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