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Vicks DayQuil Cold and Flu Multi-Symptom Relief

Medically reviewed on September 12, 2017

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: Acetaminophen 325mg in 15mL, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10mg in 15mL, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg in 15mL
Labeler: The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
NDC Code: 37000-555

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.


Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each 15 mL tablespoon)Purpose
Acetaminophen 325 mgPain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mgCough suppressant
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mgNasal decongestant


temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:

  • nasal congestion
  • cough due to minor throat & bronchial irritation
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • minor aches & pains
  • fever


Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if adult/child takes

  • more than 4 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount for this product
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • adult has 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, lasts for more than 2 days, occurs with or is followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, see a doctor promptly.

Do not use
  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • persistent or chronic cough as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
  • a sodium-restricted diet

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin.

When using this product, do not use more than directed.

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you get nervous, dizzy or sleepless
  • symptoms get worse or last more than 5 days (children) or 7 days (adults)
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back, or occurs with rash or headache that lasts.
    These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning

Taking more than directed can cause serious health problems. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults & for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • take only as directed - see Overdose warning
  • use dose cup or tablespoon (TBSP)
  • do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hrs
adults & children 12 yrs & over30 mL (2 TBSP) every 4 hrs
children 6 to under 12 yrs15 mL (1 TBSP) every 4 hrs
children 4 to under 6 yrsask a doctor
children under 4 yrsdo not use
  • when using other DayQuil or NyQuil® products, carefully read each label to insure correct dosing

Other information
  • each tablespoon contains: sodium 50 mg
  • store at room temperature

Inactive ingredients

carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, disodium EDTA, FD&C Yellow No. 6, flavor, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sorbitol, sucralose



Dist. by Procter & Gamble,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.


50% MORE
than our 8 oz size




Multi-Symptom Relief

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine, Dextromethorphan

  • Aches, Fever & Sore Throat
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Cough

Alcohol Free / Antihistamine Free

12 FL OZ
(354 ml)

acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, and phenylephrine hydrochloride liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:37000-555
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Acetaminophen (Acetaminophen) Acetaminophen325 mg  in 15 mL
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (Dextromethorphan) Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide10 mg  in 15 mL
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (phenylephrine) Phenylephrine Hydrochloride5 mg  in 15 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
carboxymethylcellulose sodium 
citric acid monohydrate 
edetate disodium 
FD&C Yellow No. 6 
propylene glycol 
saccharin sodium 
sodium benzoate 
sodium chloride 
sodium citrate 
Product Characteristics
FlavorAPRICOTImprint Code
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:37000-555-08236 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
2NDC:37000-555-12354 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
3236 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34106/22/2011
Labeler - The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company (004238200)

The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

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