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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!
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
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