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Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

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 more

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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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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

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

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Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD patients decreased respiratory function. In the elderly hydrocodone can cause significant confusion. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

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

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What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

Depends: There are many types of cough medicines, each medicine has its own side effect. Most common is sleepiness or drowsiness. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have cold been coughing and sneezing when i cough i feel serious pain on my sides and chest. i have bought cough syrup don't know what to do.

I have cold been coughing and sneezing when i cough i feel serious pain on my sides and chest. i have bought cough syrup don't know what to do.

See doctor: It is likely that you have chest pains from all the coughing - this can be helped by ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). It is possible that you have bronchitis or pneumonia, especially if you have fever, shortness of breath or sputum production. If that's the case the you should see your doctor or go to an urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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