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ZzzQuil Sleep-Aid Frequently Asked Questions

ZzzQUIL   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about ZzzQuil™ Sleep-Aid Products below. If your question is not answered here, please
call 1-877-881-5813 for additional information.

Is this NyQuil?

No. ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep-aid that contains diphenhydramine HCl. NyQuil® is a line of OTC cough, cold, and flu symptom relief medications that contain different active ingredients in each product to treat various symptoms. ZzzQuil is from the makers of Vicks® NyQuil, but is NOT NyQuil.

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How is ZzzQuil different from “PM” products?

Some “PM” products contain a pain reliever such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen in addition to a sleep-aid ingredient. ZzzQuil is different from these because it does not contain any pain reliever. ZzzQuil: It’s not for colds. It’s not for pain. It’s just for sleep.

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Is ZzzQuil safe and effective?

ZzzQuil contains diphenhydramine HCl, which has been used for many years. Clinical studies were conducted on diphenhydramine HCl and submitted to the FDA that show its safety and efficacy to relieve occasional sleeplessness, when used as directed. These studies are on file with the U.S. FDA.

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Will I become addicted to ZzzQuil?

Diphenhydramine HCI, the active ingredient in ZzzQuil, is not habit forming. Stop use and ask a doctor if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than two weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical illness.

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How should I take ZzzQuil?

For adults and children 12 years and over, the dose of ZzzQuil Liquid is 30 mL (2 tablespoons) at bedtime if needed or as directed by a doctor.

For adults and children 12 years and over, the dose of ZzzQuil LiquiCaps® is TWO 25 mg LiquiCaps® (50 mg) at bedtime if needed or as directed by a doctor.

Take one dose per day (24 hours) at bedtime if needed for relief of occasional sleeplessness.

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Will ZzzQuil make me feel groggy in the morning?

There are many factors that could influence how rested you feel. These could include the number of hours you sleep, the time that you take ZzzQuil, and other individual factors.

We recommend you take ZzzQuil when you have adequate time to get a full night’s sleep.

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Can I take ZzzQuil every night?

ZzzQuil is indicated to relieve occasional sleeplessness. Stop use and ask a doctor if your sleeplessness persists continuously for more than two weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical illness.

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Can I take ZzzQuil if I wake up in the middle of the night?

ZzzQuil is recommended to be taken at bedtime. You should only take one dose of ZzzQuil in a 24-hour period. We recommend you take ZzzQuil when you have adequate time to get a full night’s sleep.

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Should I consult my doctor/pharmacist/healthcare professional before taking ZzzQuil?

Before taking ZzzQuil, you should read the label and determine if ZzzQuil is right for you. If you have any questions, consult your healthcare professional.

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Does ZzzQuil have an expiration date? Is it still effective after the expiration date?

ZzzQuil does have an expiration date. The expiration date can be found on the bottle for ZzzQuil Liquid and on the carton and blister card for ZzzQuil LiquiCaps®.

We can't recommend using expired product because we can't guarantee its stability. You should appropriately dispose of any expired product.

If you see expired product on a store shelf, please bring it to the attention of the store personnel immediately. Always check the expiration date prior to purchasing an over-the-counter drug product. If you notice your product has expired while in your medicine cabinet, please dispose of the medicine properly and keep out of the reach of children.

The following links may provide some helpful information:
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm101653.htm
http://www.chpa-info.org/governmentaffairs/Safe_Drug_Disposal.aspx
http://www.smarxtdisposal.net

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