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A 36-year-old member asked:

what do you recommend if i had to take some cough syrup, want to have a beer with dinner?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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That you learn that: in life, you cannot always have things both ways, and cannot always do what you want. Cough syrups contain depressant drugs like dextromethorphan, codeine and antihistamines, and those effects can be magnified by alcohol. This is why most cough medicines no longer contain alcohol. We make choices in life, and the choice to take cough syrup trumps the choice to drink beer with dinner. O'Douls??

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if i had cough syrup and 1000 mg aceminophen.?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Depends : Should be ok, depends what was in the cough syrup. Your pharmacist can be great help in these situations
A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if i had too much cough syrup i think, help!?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Cough syrup: Hard to advise you from your description. Best to call your doctor or go to the ER if its a large amount.

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