ZzzQuil Reviews

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Category: Health

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter sleep aid that helps people who occasionally can’t fall asleep at night, or take a very long time to fall asleep. It comes in the form of liquid or capsules, and the liquid has a warming berry flavor. The product is meant for adults or children aged 12 and up, and should be kept away from younger children. ZzzQuil is not designed to relieve pain.

How It Works

ZzzQuil contains diphenhydramine hci, an active compound ingredient that will assist your body with becoming drowsy. It is an antihistamine, so it will block the activity of naturally present histamines, which promote wakefulness when they interact with your brain receptors. You won’t become addicted to ZzzQuil, since this compound is non-addictive. However, the sleep aid does not contain pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, so it won’t be able to reduce your cold symptoms or other aches and pains.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Check Expiration Date
  2. Before purchasing a bottle of ZzzQuil, or a package of capsules, check the expiration date on the back of the bottle or package.

  3. Consult Doctor, If Needed
  4. If you have glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, heart disease, breathing difficulties, are pregnant or breast-feeding, or are taking other sleep aids, talk to your doctor before starting to use.

  5. Take One Dose
  6. Right before bed, either take two tablespoons of liquid ZzzQuil or swallow two capsules with water. Do not take another dose for at least 24 hours.

  7. Store Product
  8. Whether you're using the liquid form or the liquid capsules, store the product in a semi-dark area at room temperature to protect it from potential heat and light damage.

Positive Points

  • Different Forms
  • Some people like the convenience of capsules, while others don't like to swallow them. ZzzQuil appeals to a variety of tastes as it is available in liquid and liquid capsule forms.

  • Different Package Sizes
  • The liquid bottles come in two different sizes, six fluid ounces and 12 fluid ounces. If you need to transport a bottle, the smaller size is ideal, but if not, the larger-sized bottle will last longer. The capsules come in packages of 12,24, and 48 liquid capsules.

  • Pleasant Flavor
  • Some over-the-counter drugs taste bad when you take them in liquid form, but many people will enjoy ZzzQuil's berry flavor.

Negative Points

  • Contains Food Coloring
  • The pretty purple shade of ZzzQuil in liquid form and its liquid capsules is appealing, but both contain both red and blue food coloring, which some people are allergic to.

  • Won't Relieve Pain
  • It is recommended that you don't take ZzzQuil with other nighttime cold or flu products, but the sleep aid does not relieve cold or flu symptoms on its own. Therefore, if you take ZzzQuil to help with sleep you may have to just put up with unpleasant symptoms overnight.


  • Avoid Alcohol, Drugs
  • When you're using ZzzQuil frequently, it is recommended that you do not drink alcohol or use other drugs, as you may become excessively drowsy if you do so.

  • Avoid Operating Machinery
  • It's dangerous to operate machinery while you're drowsy, so avoid doing so shortly after you've taken ZzzQuil. In this case, machinery includes vehicles.

  • Not For Long-term Use
  • ZzzQuil is meant to be used occasionally, not every night for the long term. If you've experienced insomnia every night for a two-week period of time, talk to your doctor.

  • Keep Away From Children
  • It is not safe for children under the age of 12 to take ZzzQuil, so store it somewhere where they cannot easily access it.


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