Alka Seltzer Plus Cold vs Nyquil

Alka Seltzer Plus Cold
(OTC)
Nyquil
(OTC)
Alka Seltzer Plus Cold is a cough & cold medication.
Nyquil is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.2
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
147 Discussions
59,811 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Flu
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Cough
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Congestion
#6 for Runny Nose
Alka Seltzer Plus Cold is approved for Cough, Common Cold, Flu, Allergy, Congestion and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Flu
#4 for Fever
#5 for Allergy
#6 for Headaches
Nyquil is approved for Cough, Common Cold, Flu, Fever, Allergy and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alk
Bleeding
8
High Blood Pressure
5
Blurred Vision
5
Excessive Sleepiness
5
Hemorrhagic Stroke
3
Glaucoma
3
Diabetes
3
Depression
3
Migraines
3
Cataract
3
Nyq
Addiction
7
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Vomiting
5
Grogginess
4
Nausea
4
Coma
3
Hallucinations
2
Itching
2
Paranoia
1
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Nyquil
Nyq
Bleeding
Alk
Nyq
8
0
High Blood Pressure
Alk
Nyq
5
0
Blurred Vision
Alk
Nyq
5
0
Excessive Sleepiness
Alk
Nyq
5
0
Hemorrhagic Stroke
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Glaucoma
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Diabetes
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Depression
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Migraines
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Cataract
Alk
Nyq
3
0
Addiction
Nyq
Alk
7
0
Drowsiness
Nyq
Alk
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nyq
Alk
5
0
Vomiting
Nyq
Alk
5
0
Grogginess
Nyq
Alk
4
0
Nausea
Nyq
Alk
4
0
Coma
Nyq
Alk
3
0
Hallucinations
Nyq
Alk
2
0
Itching
Nyq
Alk
2
0
Paranoia
Nyq
Alk
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Alka Seltzer Plus Cold during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Nyquil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alka Seltzer Plus Cold and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Nyquil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 2-30-325 mg, 250-2-30 mg
Tablet: , 325-2-24.08 mg
Liquid: 7.5-60-30-1000 mg/30 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Aspirin/Chlorpheniramine , Phenylpropanolamine Bitartrate/Aspirin/Chlorpheniramine , Pseudoephedrine Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine , Chlorpheniramine Maleate/Phenylephrine Bitartrate/Aspirin
Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Doxylamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alka Seltzer Plus Cold and Nyquil: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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| matthew
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