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Doctor insights on: Buckleys Cough Syrup

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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 this cough syrup get me high?

Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more

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How do I get high off cough syrup?

How do I get high off cough syrup?

Get Help: Why would you want to ask us about 'getting high' from drugs.Sounds like you need therapy for dangerous impulses.Get help. ...Read more

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Where can activist cough syrup be found?

Where can activist cough syrup be found?

Search Internet: I am not familiar with that specific brand but you can always search the internet. Better yet, check w/your local pharmacies to see which one keeps it in stock. Or look for generic equivalents that contain same ingredients (they should always be listed on label). ...Read more

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Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Codeine cough syrup: Because codeine is a narcotic, it is considered controlled. You will need a prescription from a provider to get this medicine. It does work great for cough! ...Read more

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Whats a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Whats a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Natural cough syrup: Honey and herb tea. Do not give babies under one year of age honey. After one year of age honey is a natural ingredient. ...Read more

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How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

Flavorings: Good question! some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

Do Not Use: Sizzurp is a slang name for a mixture containing one or more cough medicines, usually Codeine and often Promethazine mixed with soft drinks and other flavorings. It is not controlled in any way and it is dangerous to use these medications without being prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

Cough syrup overmed: Cough syrup overdose symptoms depend on the type of drug that is in the cough syrup. Codeine can cause respiratory depression in high doses. Guaifenesin will cause stomach aches and headaches in higher doses. Pseudoephedrine can cause increased blood pressure in normal doses and even more so in higher doses. Hope this helps. Try to stay in the recommended doses or the prescribed doses. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Probably won't help: The studies done on how much kids cough who take cough meds vs those who don't very clearly show that cough meds really don't make much difference. Many actually contain a med to suppress cough and a med to make you have a more productive cough within the same medicine! better to use humidity, push fluids. Can use something to dry up nose a little if severe congestion or use a neti pot. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup good for a 2 yr coughing boy?

No: No cough medicine is recommended for children since there are side effects. The best option is to give your child some honey to coat the throat and ease his discomfort. ...Read more

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What to do if i took too much cough syrup. Help please.?

Call poison control: hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Tell them exactly which cough syrup you took and the exact amount. They will guide you from there. ...Read more

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What to do if i had too much cough syrup i think, help!?

What to do if i had too much cough syrup i think, help!?

Cough syrup: Hard to advise you from your description. Best to call your doctor or go to the ER if its a large amount. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign if I enjoy getting high on cough syrup?

Is it a bad sign if I enjoy getting high on cough syrup?

Cough med: Yes- absolutely. Please stop doing this - you are damaging your body. Seek help from you pcp, psychologist and your family. Throw away any cough medicine in the house. ...Read more

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What to do if i had cough syrup and 1000 mg aceminophen.?

What to do if i had cough syrup and 1000 mg aceminophen.?

Depends : Should be ok, depends what was in the cough syrup. Your pharmacist can be great help in these situations ...Read more

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Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Blockyour nose: If you pinch your nose shut during the actual ingestion of the cough syrup it may help dull the taste. Otherwise, chase it with something like chocolate milk, grape juice or solid tasty things like skittles of m&m's. ...Read more