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Vicks DayQuil and Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold and Flu

Medically reviewed on February 5, 2018

Dosage form: kit
Ingredients: ACETAMINOPHEN 325mg, DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE 10mg, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg, GUAIFENESIN 200mg; ACETAMINOPHEN 325mg, DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE 10mg, DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE 6.25mg, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg
Labeler: The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
NDC Code: 37000-415

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.

Vicks ® DayQuil ® and Vicks ® NyQuil ®

Severe Cold and Flu

DayQuil SEVERE COLD & FLU

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each caplet)Purpose
Acetaminophen 325 mgPain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mgCough suppressant
Guaifenesin 200 mgExpectorant
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mgNasal decongestant

Uses
  • temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:
    • nasal congestion
    • sinus congestion & pressure
    • cough due to minor throat & bronchial irritation
    • minor aches & pains
    • headache
    • fever
    • sore throat
    • reduces swelling of nasal passages
    • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
    • promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage
    • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive.

Warnings

Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen.

Severe liver damage may occur if you take

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

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult 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
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema

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
  • pain, nasal congestion, or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • 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 as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Directions
  • take only as directed - see Overdose warning
  • do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hrs
adults & children 12 yrs & over2 caplets with water every 4 hrs
children 4 to under 12 yrsask a doctor
children under 4 yrsdo not use
  • when using other DayQuil or NyQuil ® products, carefully read each label to ensure correct dosing

Other information
  • each caplet contains: sodium 4 mg
  • store at room temperature

Inactive ingredients

croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, FD&C Yellow No. 6, maltodextrin, mica, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

Questions?

1-800-251-3374

NyQuil SEVERE COLD & FLU

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each caplet)Purpose
Acetaminophen 325 mgPain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mgCough suppressant
Doxylamine succinate 6.25 mgAntihistamine
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mgNasal decongestant

Uses

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
  • headache
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • runny nose & sneezing
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
  • promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage

Warnings

Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen.

Severe liver damage may occur if you take

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

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult 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.
  • to make a child sleep

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

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

When using this product
  • do not use more than directed
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • marked drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you get nervous, dizzy or sleepless
  • pain, nasal congestion, or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • 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 as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Directions
  • take only as directed - see Overdose warning
  • do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hrs
adults & children 12 yrs & over2 caplets with water every 4 hrs
children 4 to under 12 yrsask a doctor
children under 4 yrsdo not use
  • when using other DayQuil ® or NyQuil products, carefully read each label to ensure correct dosing

Other information
  • store at room temperature

Inactive ingredients

crospovidone, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 6, magnesium stearate, mica, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

Questions?

1-800-362-1683

DIST. BY PROCTER & GAMBLE, CINCINNATI OH 45202

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 24 Caplet Kit Carton

MAX
STRENGTH
VICKS ®

DayQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Cough
  • Chest Congestion

Non-Drowsy

16 DAYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS;

NyQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Doxylamine Succinate, Dextromethorphan HBr

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Sneezing, Runny Nose
  • Cough

Nighttime Relief

8 NYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS; TOTAL 24 CAPLETS

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 48 Caplet Kit Carton

MAX
STRENGTH
VICKS ®

DayQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Cough
  • Chest Congestion

Non-Drowsy

32 DAYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS;

NyQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Doxylamine Succinate, Dextromethorphan HBr

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Sneezing, Runny Nose
  • Cough

Nighttime Relief

16 NYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS; TOTAL 48 CAPLETS

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 72 Caplet Kit Carton

MAX
STRENGTH
VICKS ®

DayQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Cough
  • Chest Congestion

Non-Drowsy

48 DAYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS;

NyQuil ®
SEVERE

COLD & FLU

Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine HCl,
Doxylamine Succinate, Dextromethorphan HBr

  • Headache, Fever, Sore Throat,
    Minor Aches & Pains
  • Nasal/Sinus Congestion
    & Sinus Pressure
  • Sneezing, Runny Nose
  • Cough

Nighttime Relief

24 NYQUIL SEVERE CAPLETS; TOTAL 72 CAPLETS

VICKS DAYQUIL AND VICKS NYQUIL  SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate and guaifenesin kit
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:37000-415
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:37000-415-241 KIT in 1 PACKAGE
Quantity of Parts
Part #Package QuantityTotal Product Quantity
Part 18 BLISTER PACK 16 
Part 24 BLISTER PACK
Part 1 of 2
VICKS DAYQUIL  SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, guiafenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
GUAIFENESIN (GUAIFENESIN) GUAIFENESIN200 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM 
CROSPOVIDONE 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MALTODEXTRIN 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
SILICON DIOXIDE 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColororangeScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeDQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
18 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Part 2 of 2
VICKS NYQUIL   SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, doxylamine succinate, dextromethorphan hydrobromide and phenylephrine hydrochloride tablet, coated
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE (DOXYLAMINE) DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE6.25 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSPOVIDONE 
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColorgreenScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeNQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
14 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET, COATED in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
VICKS DAYQUIL AND VICKS NYQUIL  SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate and guaifenesin kit
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:37000-416
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:37000-416-481 KIT in 1 PACKAGE
Quantity of Parts
Part #Package QuantityTotal Product Quantity
Part 116 BLISTER PACK 32 
Part 28 BLISTER PACK 16 
Part 1 of 2
VICKS DAYQUIL   SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, guiafenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
GUAIFENESIN (GUAIFENESIN) GUAIFENESIN200 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM 
CROSPOVIDONE 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MALTODEXTRIN 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
SILICON DIOXIDE 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColororangeScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeDQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
116 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Part 2 of 2
VICKS NYQUIL   SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, doxylamine succinate, dextromethorphan hydrobromide and phenylephrine hydrochloride tablet, coated
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE (DOXYLAMINE) DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE6.25 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSPOVIDONE 
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColorgreenScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeNQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
18 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET, COATED in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
VICKS DAYQUIL AND VICKS NYQUIL  SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate and guaifenesin kit
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:37000-417
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:37000-417-721 KIT in 1 PACKAGE
Quantity of Parts
Part #Package QuantityTotal Product Quantity
Part 124 BLISTER PACK 48 
Part 212 BLISTER PACK 24 
Part 1 of 2
VICKS DAYQUIL   SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride, guiafenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
GUAIFENESIN (GUAIFENESIN) GUAIFENESIN200 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM 
CROSPOVIDONE 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MALTODEXTRIN 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
SILICON DIOXIDE 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColororangeScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeDQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
124 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Part 2 of 2
VICKS NYQUIL   SEVERE COLD AND FLU
acetaminophen, doxylamine succinate, dextromethorphan hydrobromide and phenylephrine hydrochloride tablet, coated
Product Information
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ACETAMINOPHEN (ACETAMINOPHEN) ACETAMINOPHEN325 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE (DOXYLAMINE) DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE6.25 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CROSPOVIDONE 
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
MICA 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 
POVIDONES 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
Product Characteristics
ColorgreenScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint CodeNQ
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
112 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET, COATED in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/21/2014
Labeler - The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company (004238200)

 
The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

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