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Doctor insights on: Alternative Choices To Hydrocodone In Cough Syrup Because Of Itching

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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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Can you get a headache from taking hydrocodone cough syrup?

Can you get a headache from taking hydrocodone cough syrup?

I do not think so: Common side effects include dizziness, itching, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, drowsiness, constipation, vomiting, and euphoria. Vomiting, some less common side effects are allergic reaction, blood disorders, changes in mood, racing heartbeat, mental fogginess, anxiety, lethargy, difficulty urinating, spasm of the ureter, irregular or depressed respiration, respiration, and rash. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

Yes: I would assume that it expires after the expiration date just to be safe. Keeping it cold may prolong the activity but I would err on the side of safety. Once it expires it doesn't help much anyway. Get some new medication. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

Sse below: Risks of narcotics addiction or respiratory depression
dont take if not rx for you increased risk if mix with alcohol or benzo. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Yes....: This is a prescription medicine and will have a pharmacy label on it. On the pharmacy label, it will have the expiration date. It is usually around 1 year from the date it was prescribed. If your medicine has expired, and you have continued symptoms, see your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more

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Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three? Too young?

Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three? Too young?

Not necessarily.....: There are a few hydrocodone combination cough medications available that are approved above 2 years of age but, personally, one should consider this a decision of last choice in controlling cough. The potential side-effects outweigh any benefit. ...Read more

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Tell me how much hydrocodone is in a tablespoon of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Tell me how much hydrocodone is in a tablespoon of hydrocodone cough syrup?

30mg: The preparation I found available as a syrup listed the hydrocodone content as 10 mg. Per 5ml (tsp) which works out to 30mg/tbsp. However, a compounding pharmacy may create a preparation with different strength. The strength should be listed on the bottle. ...Read more

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Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD patients decreased respiratory function. In the elderly hydrocodone can cause significant confusion. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone cough syrup show up in a urine test?

Will hydrocodone cough syrup show up in a urine test?

Yes it will: All hydrocodne maedications will show on the urine test. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Yes: The active component in this medication is a narcotic and will suppress a cough, but will also show up in the urine test for narcotics. ...Read more

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I was perscribed hydrocodone cough syrup; how sleepy will it make you?

I was perscribed hydrocodone cough syrup; how sleepy will it make you?

Sleepy: Everybody responds a little differently to the narcotic component in the cough syrup. It is a very low dose that effectively suppresses cough but doesn't make most people tired. I would take it at night to be careful and avoid driving vehicles after taking the medication as that would be dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

Nausea, drowsiness: Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing, get constipated. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more

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Is 2 tspn hydrocodone cough syrup likely to cause adverse reaction?

Thanks for asking!: Usually not for an adult patient but might cause problems for a pediatric patient. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more