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Doctor insights on: Actifed With Codeine V Cough Suppressant

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

No: Just a mucus thinner and a cough suppressant. In the future, you can just google the product and ascertain the ingredients on most drug products yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Not equivalent: but dextromethorphan in adequate dosage has cough suppressant activity equivalent to codeine. ...Read more

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Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?

Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?

Not likely: Steroid nasal sprays work locally and there is some systemic absorption (varying from 1% -17%). There are no known interactions between these medicines. ...Read more

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Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) for gerd: Hello, the Hycodan (hydrocodone) can be used for a cough that was induced by gerd but the Hycodan (hydrocodone) itself will have little effect on reducing reflux like an h2blocker or a ppi. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Potentially: Any sort of drug abuse can lower fertility, sperm count and testosterone levels in males. If you're asking about females, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

In general: In general, it is safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) with most over the counter cough preparations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?

Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?

Too many: While fluticasone is fine, you are mixing codeine and Mucinex DM (not just Mucinex) which also contains an opiate. Throw in promethazine and you may end up getting too much sedating effect. ...Read more

Cough Suppressant (Definition)

Cough suppressants are a kind of antihistamine type drug and common cold or symptom drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Actifed (Definition)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more