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Cough Syrup Side Effects
Codeine cough syrup: If i understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. http://tinyurl.com/khflmgd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more
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
What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?
Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 41yrs, suffering from dry cough with extreme pain on left side ribs or don't know where. Taking pain killer sos &cough syrup.
See PCP or Dr. soon: If your dry could and painful ribs aren't resolved with cough syrup, it's time to see your pcp to find out what is going on. Your sore ribs are probably from coughing so much, but you need to see whether it's an upper respiratory infection, or something more severe needing a chest xray. Your pcp can examine you more closely to determine the cause, and help with the pain. ...Read more
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