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Codeine Stop Hiccups
I have an attack of asthma for a week can I take codeine to stop the cough that has come with it? Thanks.
See your doctor: The cough can certainly be debilitating and codeine is sometimes a good adjunct but the goal is to effectively treat the asthma so the flareup and cough resolve rather than suppressing the cough. I see that you have a history of alcohol addition so in your case codeine and any cough syrup with alcohol is not advised. ...Read more
Surgeon in Lanzarote suggested Nolatil for post-operative pain. It doesn't stop the pain - is it OK to take 30mg codeine with each 575mg Nolatil?
Please: Don't rely on questions posed on a medical education site for this answer. Please discuss this with your surgeon. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: Speak with your primary care physician, a referral to an addictionologist may be necessary. Consider na and aa as local resources as well. ...Read more
I take 2 butalbital with codeine a day, I want to stop taking it. What is good taper method, that is safe?
Slowly: I would chat with your md that is prescribing but the best answer is very slowly. Start by taking 1.5 per day for several days then one per day for several days then one half per day for several and then even every other day at one half pill per day. Write out a schedule to go down every 5 or 6 days and stick to it! Good luck! ...Read more
I cannot stop coughing? I've been coughing for an hour straight. I'm taking guaifenesin/codeine syrup
Response: I see your recently had bronchitis and could not take mucinex (guaifenesin). I am not one to favor cough suppression as the cough reflex is natural in trying to remove substance in the airways which does not belong there. Your best option is to see someone and make sure you do not have something worse. ...Read more
I'm prescribed codeine sulfate taken daily I'm having hysteroscopy in 2 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking codeine?
Continue the codeine: I would recommend that you continue the codeine thru the surgery. On at the morning of surgery take your medications with a sip of water. Make sure that the anesthesiologist is aware of your codeine intake.* He/She MUST know you are taking a narcotic (codeine) prior to surgery. You MUST tell the anesthesiologist the dose and frequency of administration. You may taper the codeine after surgery. ...Read more
I have just taken 45mg codeine and 5mg of temazepam together, by mistake. Is there a risk if I go to sleep I might stop breathing?
Codeine Temazepam: This really depends on whether you have been on these medications for a long time or not. Also knowing the doses makes no difference as the medications work differently on people. Judging from the amounts you took in most people this will just make you very tired and sleepy. ...Read more
Have been taking 30-60mg of codeine daily for wisdom teeth removal for about 3 days. Will I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking it?
I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?
I have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When in need of prescription, my doctor usually also prescribe something to stop coughing (codeine sir?
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I'm on para/15mg codeine for compression fracture (t12) I had the worst headache ever. My dr said it's a side effect and stop taking them is that true?
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Peroid only lasted two days with light brown bleeding normal period last seven days breast hurt and back pain. Pregnant? Stop taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine
Take pregnancy test: Know. Stop tylenol (acetaminophen) w Codeine until you know. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
A high single dose: But how well you do, may depend on if you take a medication like this long term and what dose or if you have only just started taking this. If you are really worried you should let your doctor know and they can guide you too. But if you are going to run into trouble you may notice sedation, drowsiness, nausea, itching, nausea/vomiting and other things too. This may prompt you to go to the ER. ...Read more
Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest. ...Read more
Yes: Dextramethorphan also seen on labels as "dm" is a common non-narcotic cough suppressant. It is marketed as delsym (dextromethorphan). Before using cough suppressant medications, check with your physician to assess the cause of the cough so it can be treated directly rather than just suppressing it. ...Read more
Sort of: Tramacet (we in the States call it Ultracet) is a combination of Ultram (Tramadol) and paracetamol. Tramadol activates opiate receptors in the body, reducing pain, but not in the brain. Since it doesn't produce a "high", its addictive properties are less than that of codeine. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Please get clean: You're 32 years old and you have many good years ahead of you, but only if you are able to put "speed" (meth or one of its relatives) away. It has devastating effects on your body, and the way you phrase your question indicates you are already using various controlled substances without supervision. Somebody loves you, reeb. For their sake, if not your own, please get clean. ...Read more