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Doctor insights on: Cough Syrup With Codeine Without A Prescription

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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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Can I take my old, expired codeine cough syrup (says use before 12/11/2013) instead of filling the new prescription for it I just received from my doc?

Can I take my old, expired codeine cough syrup (says use before 12/11/2013) instead of filling the new prescription for it I just received from my doc?

No you should not: We strongly advice you to throw away the exored codeine cough syrup which expired more than 15 months ago. It may not even be effective and moreover it may make you sick as exposure to light,air and many other factors causing breakdown and mixing of ingredients may be harmful ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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She went to the emergency room yesterday they said I have bronchitis in a prescribed me an inhaler and cough syrup with codeine should havantibiotics?

She went to the emergency room yesterday they said I have bronchitis in a prescribed me an inhaler and cough syrup with codeine should havantibiotics?

Family Medicine: Not sure why you would use the most expensive place to get health care for a common winter cold or bronchitis. Family clinics are much easier to handle and it is always best to get this primary care from your family doctor. It is the winter still, despite the date, and viral illnesses are still in full swing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more