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A 19-year-old male asked:

i'm curious about calmylin i usually get prescribed hydrocodone. whats the difference??

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Dr. Naveed Mughal
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 35 years experience
Cough mixture. : Calmylin contains dextromethorphan which suppresses cough similar to hydrocodan which is stronger and more addictive
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Calmylin: Hydrocodone is is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever derived from codeine. Calmylin is used to control cough and to help with the removal of mucus from the chest and throat, and it is made of codeine, pheniramine, and guaifenesin. Both are narcotics.

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Last updated Jul 11, 2014

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