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|Subject: Re: Achoo!||Date: 1/6/2013 7:46 PM|
|Author: CCinOC||Number: 664732 of 867764|
Dextromethorphan never, ever works in combination formulas.
Couldn't prove it by me. NyQuil puts me out quickly and I'm not coughing when I'm sleeping.
The liquid version of NyQuil Cold/Flu Multi-symptom Relief contains the following active ingredients (15 mL is one tablespoon, which is half the recommended adult dose):
Acetaminophen (325 mg/15 mL) (pain reliever/fever reducer)
Dextromethorphan (15 mg/15 mL) (cough suppressant)
Doxylamine succinate (6.25 mg/15 mL) (antihistamine/hypnotic)
Excedrin PM, the first headache and sleeping pill combined product, contains 500 mg acetaminophen and 38 mg diphenhydramine citrate as a sleep aid.
If you don't have a headache, you can now get ZzzQuil. It contains diphenhydramine HCl (50 mg) but Excedrin PM (or generic equivalent) is cheaper.
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