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A 34-year-old member asked:

is it possible for me to take too much codeine cough syrup?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Absolutely!: Codeine is a narcotic. Although weaker than many narcotics, it still has the same potential side effects from addiction to constipation, respiratory depression, and death. Only use according to prescription instructions and no more.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink mom's codeine cough syrup that expires in 2008?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No...: First, only mom should be taking her prescription cough medicine. If you have a cough, you need to be evaluated by your doctor as you may not have the same diagnosis as your mom. Secondly, if the medicine has expired, it should be thrown away. Expiration dates are there for a reason and you do not want to risk your health by consuming expired meds.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What should I do if i swallowed too much codeine cough syrup?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Poison control: Too much Codeine can cause respiratory depression. You should call poison control to alert them as to how much you took and they will let you know if you should be evaluated in the emergency department.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What should I do to get codeine cough syrup prescribed to you?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Cough syrup: You need to discuss it with your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Addiction help: Please get help for your opiate addiction, not with how to get more drug. If you're trying to extract Codeine from cough syrup, your drug habit has you really desperate. This will only get worse. You can find help for drug abuse by searching at: http://deaddictioncentres.In/ please take this seriously. There are addiction medicine doctors who can help you.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How much time will the codeine in cough syrup show up in a urinanalysis?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
1 day only: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean.

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