Best NyQuil Cold & Flu Alternative


Cabinet’s Nighttime Cold & Flu has the right ingredient composition to get you nighttime flu relief from mild symptoms like fever, sinus congestion, chest congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, minor throat infections, and minor aches and pains while helping you sleep better at night.

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Active Ingredients (in each softgel)

Acetaminophen 325 mg (Pain Reliever/fever reducer), Dextromethorphan HBR 15mg (Cough Suppressant), Doxylamine Succinate 6.25mg (Antihistamine)

Inactive Ingredients

D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol 400, povidone, propylene glycol,purified water, sorbitol sorbitan, titanium dioxide

Expert Advice

Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu is the best medication available to get rid of symptoms associated with the common cold or flu while getting a good night’s rest. This is an ideal solution for people who have fever, minor aches or pains, slight throat infection, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, and headaches. This medication is a healthy alternative to other brands as it does not contain any ingredients that are harmful to the body. What’s more, it’s a drowsy solution. Therefore, if you’re looking to get a good rest after using it, you won’t have to worry, because Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu does it for you. Put an end to pesky flu symptoms that keep you up at night by taking a solution that’s designed to provide you with quick relief while preparing you for bed. Since this solution is drowsy, it’s best if you consume it when you’re about to take a nap or go to bed at night. That said, this medication is not for everyone. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that you suspect may affect how this medication works, please consult your doctor before consuming this. Even if you do not think that it may conflict with your medical condition, it is best to seek clarification from a medical professional. Stop use after you've consumed the maximum dosage of 4 doses in 24 hours.

Dr. Vandana Patel


Internal and pulmonary medicine expert with 30 years of experience with critical care medicine

Frequently Asked Question

Should I consume more than four (4) doses of Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu in a day?

Each time you consume Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu, be sure to revise the dosage stipulated. Under no circumstances should you exceed the maximum dosage indicated in the product instructions: that dosage is four (4) within a 24-hour period. Failure to take heed to these stipulations can cause a number of medical complications, including severe liver damage.

Why can’t I consume more than the recommended dosage of Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

Due to the high levels of acetaminophen contained in this medication, you cannot take more than the recommended amount. If you were to consume more than the recommended daily amount of acetaminophen, your body can react negatively to it and bring about unwanted complications. That said, assuming that you respect the parameters stipulated regarding the use of the medication, and respecting, in turn, the maximum daily dosage, the medication will be harmless. In case you would like more information related to the ingredient make-up of this medication, please refer to the product packaging.

What is in Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu that makes you sleep?

Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu does not contain any non-drowsy ingredients. Therefore, upon consuming this medication, you will feel sleepy. This is why we highly recommend that you take your doses of Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu when you are about to take a nap or go to bed. That way, you can rest soundly while the medication provides relief from flu symptoms. That said, active ingredients in this medication are specifically selected to work against the common cold and flu. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever, Dextromethorphan suppresses any cough that you may have, and Doxylamine Succinate is an antihistamine which works against allergies that you may suffer from.

Can I breastfeed while using Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

If you decide to breastfeed while using this product, please consult a doctor. This is a rule that you should follow whether you decide to use the medication each time before you breastfeed, or during your entire breastfeeding cycle. Therefore, if you are expected to begin breastfeeding soon but suspect that you may or may not want to consume Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu while you are doing so, you should let your doctor know beforehand. Your doctor may or may not recommend that you use the product for the betterment of you and your baby’s medical health. Please respect the doctor’s decision if they do decide to encourage you not to use the product. They are medical professionals who want the best for you and your baby’s health. If, however, they give you their stamp of approval, please be sure to respect the maximum dosage indicated on the instructions. If not, you run the risk of liver failure or another side effect. Therefore, it is in your best interest to heed warnings and instructions prior to its use.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

 Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu is a nonprescription, over-the-counter medication (OTC). This means that you can obtain it without the need for a prescription or prior approval from a doctor. That said, it is highly recommended that you see your doctor prior to using this product if you are in doubt as to whether it is the right solution for you. What’s more, if after five days, you realize that your flu or cold symptoms have not disappeared, you should get medical help. You should also do this if you have a severe sore throat or even a severe cold that lasts for more than two days. These are indicators that you may be suffering from something more than the average flu. Therefore, it is best that you seek advice from a health professional who will be able to provide you with the health care advice you need to get better. 

What should I do if my symptoms do not improve with Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

Similarly, if your existing conditions do not improve at all during the time that you consume Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu or you realize that you are developing new symptoms, you should seek medical advice.

Can I use Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu if I have a previous medical condition?

If you suffer from breathing problems, severe bronchial irritation, an enlarged prostate gland, excessive phlegm, sudden excitability, chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, high blood pressure, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, emotional conditions, or any serious health problem, please relay that information to your doctor. Furthermore, if you consume prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) or have consumed it within the last two weeks, you should not use this product. What’s more, if you decide to use this product in conjunction with the Cabinet Daytime Cold & Flu, please read each label prior to using each product. While doing so, please verify the dosages specified on the products.

Can I consume alcohol while using Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

Unlike the Cabinet Daytime Cold & Flu, you are allowed to consume alcohol when using the Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu medication. In such cases, however, you should not exceed more than three (3) alcoholic drinks or beverages within a twenty-four (24) hour period. If not, alcohol can react negatively to one of the ingredients in this medication and produce a negative side effect. That said, if you intend to use this product along with the Cabinet Daytime Cold & Flu, you should not consume alcohol at all. This is because the former’s composition does not permit you to consume alcohol at the same time. However, when using this product, it is highly recommended that you drink it with water. 

How should I consume Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu?

Unlike flu nighttime relief liquid or liquidcaps such as Vicks Dayquil, Vicks Nyquil Severe or some prescription drugs, this is a softgel. Therefore, you are permitted to consume it with liquid. However, you should only take it with a glass of water. Consuming Cabinet Nighttime Cold & Flu with alcohol is strictly forbidden. If you end up ingesting the medication with alcohol or in case of overdose, please consult a Poison Control Center immediately, or seek quick medical attention as soon as humanly possible. Also, please refrain from driving motor vehicles when using this product.

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