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Cough Syrup With Codeine Without A Prescription
Is there a prescription cough syrup without codeine (i'm alergic) that will give me the same results as a codeine based syrup? I need to sleep!
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
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
Sorry : Doubt it but do not know the laws and availability in Canada . It's not OTC here ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?
Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. ...Read more
I have had a URI for about 7 days my doctor gave me a steroid shot and cough syrup with codeine but I that Tylenol (acetaminophen) about ever 4-6 hours still fever???
Cough syrup: You need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
I took 1.5 Tablespoons instead of 2teaspoons of cough syrup Promethazine with Codeine. will I be ok? Or should I be worried ?
Prometh c Cod: While not impossible, It would be highly unusual to encounter any serious adverse side effects at this dosage in the standard US concentration. Transient somnolence, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention and other minor side effects may be noted. ...Read more
How many hours apart should I be taking my 1mg lorazepam a day as needed and 5ml codeine cough syrup for pneumonia, to be safe?
Ask pharmacist or Dr: The risks are not terrible as long as you stay pretty much at rest. Becoming drowsy or dizzy and having judgement impaired are the common effects and make it dangerous to drive or do tasks that require clarity. But do call to ask and get good info on what to do if you feel bad. I hope you feel better real soon. ...Read more
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