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I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

I had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

Yes and damage you: Drinking cough syrup is potentially damaging to your brain. It can cause lesions or boring holes called Olney lesions. Don't do it. ...Read more

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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What to do if i had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do if i had 2 bottles of Robitussin-DM cough n cold peak cold for adults willl this get me high?

What to do is stop : Don't do this. The potential damage to your brain is irreversible. Dextromethorphan can cause boring holes known as Olney lesions in your brain. Bad idea. ...Read more

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I am taking 75 MG of Sertraline and can't sleep because of a bad cough. I read not to take anything with DM in it for colds and coughs? What can I do?

I am taking 75 MG of Sertraline and can't sleep because of a bad cough. I read not to take anything with DM in it for colds and coughs? What can I do?

That's right: Sertraline and dextromethotphan, contained in many cough medicines, has to be used with caution when taking sertraline, so better avoid those preparations. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) might help, and doesn't interact with sertraline, however still use it cautiously. Bottom line is you need to be seen, as you may very well need Rx medicines, meanwhile, rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help ...Read more

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Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?

Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?

Influenza test: Better to be safe and have a rapid influenza test since this sounds very much like a viral infection. No fever leads me to think less likely influenza but better to rule it out. ...Read more

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Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Bronchitis: You have bronchitis. Need to know if there is tightness in the chest or wheezing (asthmatic bronchitis). You do not require antibiotics unless purulent sputum (green or brown coloration). If dm doesnt suppress cough you may profit from a codiene containing expectorant. For bronchial tightness you need an inhaler or theophyllin (200 mg three times a day) or some steroids - like Prednisone few days. ...Read more

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Can i take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

Can i take Advil cold and sinus with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm I have a cold: sneezing, sore throat, congestion, low fever, cough and just don't feel good.

According : According to drugs.Com, there are no reported interactions for these two medications. If you have any additional questions about what medications to take or if your symptoms are worsening, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should i have concerns?

I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should i have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...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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Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic ?

Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing  am I allergic ?

Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more

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What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

Cough medicines : Cough medicines such as robitussin have a "cf"(For chest congestion - it has guaifenesin which is an expectorant) formula and a"dm"(For dextronethorphan, which is a cough suppressant) formula people use the cf for chesty cough and "dm" for dry, hacking cough. ...Read more

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Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

For who?: This is a potent antihistamine with a cough medicine. It is okay maybe for older children and adults but certainly not infants and toddlers. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to DM. Is there an alternative cough suppresent with antihistamine to take?

I'm allergic to DM. Is there an alternative cough suppresent with antihistamine to take?

Tessalon : It is not good to combine antihistamine with cough suppressant. Try tessalon perls. Perhaps it is prescription item. You may have to ask PCP to prescribe ...Read more

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Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Why do you ask?: Are you considering an over-dose? If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

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