Re: Dayquil/Nyquil and Alcohol
to answer the why tylenol is in alot of different pain meds?its because when tylenol is added to narcotics it has whats called a "synergesic"(not too sure i spelled that right)effect or an enhancement of the pain killing properties.it really does help to "boost" the overall effectiveness.unfortunetly,the majority of pain meds DO have tylenol,and the reasons could also be,mostly in this day and age when they are sooo availiable,they are trying to prevent whats been happening mostly with oxycontin,the abuse.that could be why we haven't seen any plain old hydro products come down the pike yet.that really could make the most widely abused narcotic even much much worse.could you imagine?"snortable vicodin"not a good idea.
to answer the dayquil/nyquil question.i am assuming that what you have been taking is in the pill form and not the liquid?there is no alcohol in the pill form and there is no tylenol in the liquid form just because of the bad effects the tylenol/alcohol combo have on the liver. as long as you are not actually taking any of the med on the day OF your having a couple of drinks,you should be fine.the tylenol is normally(or the toxic effects it would have?)metabolized and out of the liver in about six hours.but just to be totally safe,i would just not drink on any actual day that you have to take any tylenol.why push it if you know there is an actual risk,ya know?
please drink responsibly,and of course,i know you will.marcia
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