A 40-year-old male asked:
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i took nyquil about 5 hours ago but woke up with a persistent cough. i took some hydrocodine cough medicine 5mg. is that safe?

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Dr. Laila Alamgir
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: It is safe to take hydrocodiene if you do not drive or operate heavy machinery because it will make you drowsy. Opioid/ hydrocodiene is not the first line treatment for persistent cough . you should try OTC guaifenesin/ dextromethorphen around the clock to relief cough. If it doesn't work chest ray, allergy test. emperic antibiotics , medications review smoking cessation are other options
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
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