Is it bad to drink NyQuil when I have a concussion?

Not Medical Advice: No. Vicks Nyquil contains 650 mg of acetaminophen that can relieve headache pain. However, it is still best to get the approval of your doctor before taking medications such as Nyquil while recovering from a concussion.

Nyquil temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:

Nasal congestion

Sinus congestion & pressure

Cough due to minor throat & bronchial irritation

Cough to help you sleep

Minor aches & pains



Sore throat

Runny nose & sneezing

Reduces swelling of nasal passages

Temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose

Promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage

Concussion is also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It is often caused by a blow to the head, or a fall. You may have been unconscious for a few seconds or minutes after the injury. Or maybe you were dazed, confused, or “saw stars.” After this, you thought you were OK. Now, weeks or months later, you’re having symptoms that may be caused by a concussion. The good news is that, in most people, these symptoms will likely go away on their own. Most people with a concussion recover fully, with no need for treatment.

Find tips that can help relieve symptoms of concussion at Saint Luke’s Health System.

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