Alcohol and other drug combination

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Patient: Is it ok to have zzquil after consuming alcohol?

Symptoms: Sleepless

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for choosing “Ask The Doctor” for posting your query.I have gone through your question in det ail and I can understand what you are going through.It is better to avoid alcohol when you are on zzzquil. It has diphenhydramine which is sedating and along with alcohol sedation can be high. But there is no absolute contraindication. You may cut down the alcohol while you are on zzzquil and look for it ones. If the sedation is tolerable then you may take zzzquil along with small amount of alcohol.Hope I am able to answer your concerns.If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you in future.Wish you good health!

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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