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Taking Nyquil for cold. Feeling drowsy, sleepy. Sudden scary seizure feeling after falling asleep. Solution?

Im 15 years old ! Im a boy & i keep having to clear my throat & stuff so i thought i was coming up with a cold so i take 30 ml of nyquil every night & 30 in the morning ! At night the 30 ml makes me drowsy & sleepy buy when i start to fall to sleep ! I feel a sudden scary seizure feeling rush go through my body that wakes me up in panic and i cant sleep at all ! What should i do ?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

Nyquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine.
It should be taken in proper dosage.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Do not take for longer than 7 days in a row.and the dosage should also be determined by your physician according to your age and weight.
what you're experiencing seems to be a side effect of the drug,and hence should be reported to your GP.

the other side effects include-
*chest pain, rapid pulse;
*fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
*severe dizziness or anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;
*severe headache;
*mood changes, confusion, hallucinations, severe nervousness;
*tremor, seizure (convulsions);
*fever, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
*urinating less than usual or not at all;
*nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools.

kindly contact your physician.he/she will adjust the dosage or suggest some other anti-histamine drug.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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