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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is there a cough med that contains oxycodone?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 27 years experience
Not aware of any: There are cough syrups that contain Codeine which is a narcotic. At least historically there is a cough syrup that contained Dilaudid which is an even more powerful narcotic, but I am not sure if that is still available on the market. I have never heard of any cough syrup that contains oxycodone.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No but...: Most narcotic cough syrups contain Codeine or hydrocodone. However, most narcotics including oxycodone do contain anti-tussive (cough suppressant) qualities and would work to suppress a cough. They are not used routinely because of dea scheduling.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
No: Most prescription cough meds use codeine not oxycodone as codeine can help decrease coughs
Last updated Dec 5, 2016


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