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Will codeine cough medicine that my dr. Prescribed me for my cold show up on a etg ua? If so how hi will the alcohol levels be?

Will codeine cough medicine that my dr. Prescribed me for my cold show up on a etg ua? If so how hi will the alcohol levels be?

Depends: Not all cough medications contain alcohol; there are some that specifically do not, and if you are being tested with etg or ets testing, you should use non-alcohol containing cough medicines. There is no way to know how high the etg level might be without knowing how much cough medicine you had and how much time between taking it and the test. Many consider etg too sensitive for legal purposes.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Is it helpful if I took cough syrup with codeine and?

Is it helpful if I took cough syrup with codeine and?

Helpful for what: Symptoms? Cough syrup with Codeine and what? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask.

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Is codeine in equate cough syrup?

Is codeine in equate cough syrup?

Equate cough syrup: Codeine is a controlled narcotic. It is only available by prescription. Equate cough syrup is over the counter medication. One of its active ingredient is dextromethorphan. It doesn't contain codeine.

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Could rondec (cough syrup) contain codeine?

Could rondec (cough syrup) contain codeine?

Rondec: There is no codeine in this - its has the following chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine hydrochloride

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What should I do if I swallowed too much codeine cough syrup?

What should I do if I swallowed too much codeine cough syrup?

Poison control: Too much Codeine can cause respiratory depression. You should call poison control to alert them as to how much you took and they will let you know if you should be evaluated in the emergency department.

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How much time will the codeine in cough syrup show up in a urinanalysis?

How much time will the codeine in cough syrup show up in a urinanalysis?

1 day only: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean.

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Is there a legal over-the-counter cough syrup that contains codeine in it in Canada?

Sorry: Doubt it but do not know the laws and availability in Canada. It's not OTC here

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days.

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I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I appreciate your: Honesty. I once saw a video of two men who died after they smoked poison ivy. Their lungs filled up with fluid, their throat closed & died painfully in a few minutes. I can't imagine the road you are on will end in anything different. Shame. Honesty is a great virtue. It's time to be honest with yourself. You need help.

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I took codeine cough syrup 3 hours ago to no effect on my wracking cough; can I take NyQuil now?

No: Codeine containing preparation and any Nyquil isn't recommended, combination would cause CNS depression. Cough can be due to multitude of causes, codeine itself can paradoxically cause cough. Kindly call/see your doctor, best wishes

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I drive a school bus. I took cough syrup w/ codeine on sat. If tested will it be out of my system by Monday am?

I drive a school bus. I took cough syrup w/ codeine on sat. If tested will it be out of my system by Monday am?

Codeine: May be not but since the medication contained codeine it would have to have been prescribed for you which would explain why the test may be positive.

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I take 1mg lorazepam a day as needed. Today I went to the drs sick and got a codeine cough syrup can I take 5ml after the lorazepam 6hrs ago?

I take 1mg lorazepam a day as needed. Today I went to the drs sick and got a codeine cough syrup can I take 5ml after the lorazepam 6hrs ago?

Yes: Should not be a problem to take codeine containing cough medicine six hours after lorazepam. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

May be a good: Choice to relieve symptoms at night and perhaps provide for a good night's sleep until your body and the other medicines you are taking help with your condition.

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What amount codeine do you get in your cough syrup?

Promethazine/Codeine: Promethazine Hydrochloride 6.25 mg/5 mL and Codeine Phosphate 10 mg/5 mL. Promethazine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate syrup is indicated for the temporary relief of coughs and URS associated with allergy or the common cold. Take care.

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Is it possible for me to take too much codeine cough syrup?

Is it possible for me to take too much codeine cough syrup?

Absolutely!: Codeine is a narcotic. Although weaker than many narcotics, it still has the same potential side effects from addiction to constipation, respiratory depression, and death. Only use according to prescription instructions and no more.

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What should I do to get codeine cough syrup prescribed to you?

Cough syrup: You need to discuss it with your doctor.

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How much codeine cough syrup do somebody have to take to overdose?

How much codeine cough syrup do somebody have to take to overdose?

It depends: It depends on the weight of the person, the amount of confine in the product, and the other ingredients. If there is Acetaminophen in the syrup, an overdose can be fatal. Seek medical attention now.

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How much time does it take to get codeine cough syrup out of your system?

How much time does it take to get codeine cough syrup out of your system?

For What?: Why are you asking? For a drug test? To take other medication? To be not detected?