Side Effects of Dayquil

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Produced from a combination of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan HBr and Phenyleprine HCl, Vick’s DayQuil is a quick pick-up solution to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Like any medicine, however, DayQuil has possible side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

DayQuil is used to relieve cold and flu symptoms.
DayQuil is used to relieve cold and flu symptoms. (Image: Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Weakness

This includes lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nervousness, dizziness or drowsiness.

Dizziness and drowsiness are potential side effects.
Dizziness and drowsiness are potential side effects. (Image: imtmphoto/iStock/Getty Images)

Nausea

Experiencing a loss of appetite, pain in upper stomach or vomiting may occur.

Pain in the upper stomach may occur.
Pain in the upper stomach may occur. (Image: michaeljung/iStock/Getty Images)

Allergic Reaction

Itchiness, hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in mouth or throat, chest tightness and trouble breathing are possible signs of an allergic reaction to DayQuil.

Hives may occur.
Hives may occur. (Image: Fuse/Fuse/Getty Images)

New or Persistent Cold Symptoms

A fever lasting longer than 3 days, an ongoing cough with headache and skin rash, redness and swelling may occur.

Monitor your temperature.
Monitor your temperature. (Image: Alexander Raths/iStock/Getty Images)

Liver Damage

Severe liver damage may occur if too much Acetaminophen is ingested. Read the directions for use carefully.

Other

According to CVS, other possible side effects of using DayQuil include dark-colored urine or pale stool, unusual bleeding or bruising and yellowing of skin or whites of eyes.

Contact your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur. (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

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