Nyquil - old school

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  1. Eric_L

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    I read recently that my favorite cold remedy, Nyquil, removed pseudoephedrine - apparently because they feel the risk of people using it for unintended purposes is greater than the need of those usingit for INTENDED purposes.

    It got me to thinking about another chnage Nyquil made in the 70s. IU was very young, so I don't remember the details. I was hopeful that someone here would.

    Nyquil once used to be MAGIC! It was the elixer of health sent from the gods of nasal passageways. I remember taking it as a youngster and waking up healthy. It was great.

    Then one day it stopped working. It still helped me sleep, but I woke up feeling just as bad as when I went to sleep. I asked my mother about it and she told me they changed something about it's active ingredients. To this day I wonder what it was. I would pay dearly for it again.

    With the most recent change Nyquil is turning into just really nasty green stuff - which I get enough of when I have a cold. (yuk!)

    So does anyone here remember what the 'good stuff' was in Nyquil back in the mid/late 70s?
     
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    Yeah, I too find that Nyquil doesn't have that same effect anymore. But since I've switched to a shot of Jagermeister, I'm back on track! [​IMG]
     
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    I believe one of the ingredients used to be Belladonna aka deadly nightshade, which I think had sedative properties. I remember back in the late 60's or early 70s that Nyquil seemed to have a whole laundry list of active ingredients.
     
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    [c]Nyquil Blues[/c]

    Well gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs
    Gimme a bottle of Nyquil, that restful sleep my body needs
    Analgesic decongestant, with an anti-histamine

    I went to 7-11, the man says "what you need"?
    I say " a roll of duct tape and a case of Nyquil please"

    Chorus

    Take only as directed, don't exceed the proper dose
    Keep out of reach of children, keep the bathroom cabinet closed

    Chorus

    They call me Nyquil junkie,I don't know what they mean
    But I just can't be satisfied unless my tongue is green

    Chorus


    Written by Herb Steiner.
    Recorded by Alvin Crow 30 years ago when Austin was a tad more cosmic....
     
  6. Mark Sherman

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    Everybody now


    NyQuil.....NyQuil.........NyQuil........


    WE LOVE YOU,... YOU GIANT FUCKING Q
     
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    Thats cool. I wonder what else they once had. A history of Nyquil would be an interesting subject it seems.
     
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    Pretty much everything in it was subtheraputic except the alcohol.
     
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    Fortunately, when Sudafed changed their formula they simply split it into two formulas: classic Sudafed (pseudoephedrine, behind the counter but non-perscription) and Sudafed PE (with some other useless crap instead).

    For those who still want the nasal decongestent, Sudafed is the way to go. I wouldn't use it for a sleep medication though; the shit is like speed for me. I remember subbing in Sudafed for Nyquil one night back with the 80/90's formula and laying in bed staring at the ceiling all night, wired to the max. So now I used Tylenol PM to get to sleep and Sudafed once I wake up.
     
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    OK Jim, please define "subtheraputic" - I can't find it anywhere..
     
  11. Henry Gale

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    Just a small spelling error, Eric.


    Main Entry: sub·ther·a·peu·tic
    Pronunciation: -"ther-&-'pyüt-ik
    Function: adjective
    : not producing a therapeutic effect
     
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    Thanks for posting the lyrics. I've been singing that song for years, learned it in college, but never actually knew all the lyrics.
     

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