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Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid
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Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid review: 31 facts and highlights

Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid
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Why is Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid better than the average?

  • Paracetamol
    650mgvs175.77mg

General info

1.maximum capsules daily

4

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg

48

2.minimum age requirements

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension

0.08years

3.Is available over-the-counter
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

4.consecutive days

7

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.

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Tylenol PM

14

5.Is soluble in water
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.

6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.

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Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

684mg

2.paracetamol

650mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.

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Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.Has more than one active ingredient
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.

4.caffeine

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

5.codeine

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

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Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

6.aspirin

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.

2.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

3.No naproxen-associated heart risk
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.

4.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.

5.Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.

6.Not linked to shortness of breath
Vicks Alcohol-Free NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.

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