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NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Caplets


4.6 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars5%
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4.67 / 5 based on 21 Reviews


NyQuil™ SEVERE delivers maximum symptom-fighting ingredients to relieve your ugliest, nastiest, roughest, toughest cold symptoms at night.

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


Active Ingredients (in each caplet) (Purpose)

Acetaminophen 325 mg (Pain reliever/fever reducer)
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg (Cough suppressant)
Doxylamine succinate 6.25 mg (Antihistamine)
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg (Nasal decongestant)

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


• Take only as directed
• Do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hours

Adults and children 12 years and over - 2 caplets with water every 4 hours

Children 4 to under 12 years - Ask a doctor

Children under 4 years - Do not use

When using other DayQuil™ or NyQuil™ products, carefully read each label to ensure correct dosing.

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NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Caplets
NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Caplets
Reviews (21)
Q&A (4)
Media (7)
Jen B.
40 reviews
This medicine was a LIFE SAVER when I was sick last week. My doctor checked me out and confirmed I just had a nasty virus, so I couldn't get any antibiotics.... But while I couldn't breathe, kept coughing, and was all around miserable.... I grabbed this from the drugstore, and was so glad i did! It allowed me to breathe thru my nose and sleep thru the night. I highly recommend this.
Veronica S.
1081 reviews
NyQuil severe cold and flu definitely helped me get over my sickness this year. I prefer taking medicine in capsule form it's much easier for me. This product with headache and sinus pressure. It was great to take before bed, it definitely helped me sleep through the night
Esther K.
Burbank, CA
34 reviews
Vicks Nyquil SEVERE Cold & Flu Relief is the best! I am constantly sick but I can always rely on Vicks SEVERE to get me through. I would actually get the larger one (12 caplets is only 6 doses), but that is up to you. While the liquid version is more effective than the caplet version, sometimes you just need the more convenient caplets to get you through! I like to have a few doses of these in my purse at all times, just in case... you never know when someone might cough on you and get you sick!
Esther K.
Burbank, CA
34 reviews
Vicks Nyquil SEVERE Cold & Flu Relief is the best! I am constantly sick but I can always rely on Vicks SEVERE to get me through. While the liquid version is more effective than the caplet version, the caplets are a lot more convenient to carry around and take on the go! I like to stock up on these so the 24 caplet box is definitely better than the 12 caplet one.
Lynn B.
974 reviews
This product help reduce the symptoms and length of a cold. The capsules are easy to take and taste better than the liquid. There are different formulas to choose from based on your symptoms. It is slightly more expensive than comparable products. Try it the next time you have a cold.
Becky S.
1059 reviews
I use Nyquil Severe when I've had bad colds or sinus issues and needed to sleep. It works much better than alternatives and since I can't take the active medicines in Benadryl, Zzz-Quil etc this is an easy choice for me.
Monique V.
Raleigh, NC
32 reviews
It's an effective product. I used the liquid version when I got a severe cold. It's not cheap, but it's affordable. I took 3 times a day and it helped me sleep better. My cough was terrible and it softened my cough. I'm satisfied.
Terra J.
Xenia , OH
1329 reviews
This is my go to every time I’m getting sick. It helps me sleep, and it kicks off the bug I have. I get mine from sams club, but you can get them almost anywhere. I stock up on them. I couldn’t live without it.
Tori D.
Bryan, TX
613 reviews
I take this whenever I get a cold. It really helps, but it makes me so tired!! I take it at night and am really tired the next day. I'm just really sensative to medicine. It works great though.
Marilyn M.
72 reviews
These cold and flu meds are really good i get sick alot and these help me feel better within like 2 day you have to take 2 every 4 hours but I take them only for 2 day and feel better.
Kimberly T.
214 reviews
does it help you sleep?
Meg G.
35 reviews
How many days can you take this in a row? Is it bad to use continually?
Kimberly T.
214 reviews
does it help you sleep?
Chanel T.
Philadelphia, PA
153 reviews
Does anyone else get headaches after taking this?

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NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Caplets
NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Caplets