Doctor insights on:
Croup Cough Syrup
See below:: The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup. In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist. ...Read more
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
None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more
Can I give my 4 yr old cough medicine while she is on predinesone for croup? If so what kind and how much.
Discuss it w/ her Dr: Since you'll have to inform the doctor who is treating your daughter, you would be best advised to ask first for recommendations. It is good to develop and working relationship and this is a chance to do it. Hope she recovers well! ...Read more
Maybe so, maybe not.
Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more
Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, I prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications! ...Read more
Yes you can but it: Is very dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several reasons: Cough syrup (cough suppressant) only treats the cough and not the underlying condition that is "causing" the cough. Also, some cough syrups contain narcotic medication which can lead to addiction. In the long run, it is a good idea to avoid medications with addiction potential. ...Read more
NO: It may not work or actually make you sick. ...Read more
Cough syrup: You need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Recommend: Against taking it.Get a more detailed answer ›
For What?: Why are you asking? For a drug test? To take other medication? To be not detected? ...Read more
Codeine: I think the best cough syrup for a nine year old whose cough is a post nasal drip and interfering with sleep, both the nine year olds and his parents, is something like Robitussin with Codeine which is available as a generic and though it does not taste very good is usually very effective. I would start with a teaspoon of honey first for milder cases before the codeine. ...Read more
Use only if helpful: Many syrups have a pretty noxious taste. Codiclear has Guaifenesin (an expectorant) and hydrocodone (an opiate). It is unclear how helpful these medications are in children. The second ingredient may help your child sleep. For a medication like this, which is designed to prevent symptomatic relief, I always ask parents- is the treatment (e.g. Giving the med) worse than the symptom (e.g. Cough)? ...Read more
Not a good mix but: I will say it is not a good mix. But it all depends on what kind of cough syrup (what are the ingredients) & the quantity & how often you take it. Same for Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage & how often & quantity & type of alcohol. It may be safe if you do not exceed two units of alcohol, not more than 650 mgm of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine without codeine. As a rule avoid this combination unless above. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens if 50 tablets of restyl 0.25mg is taken at a time with corex cough syrup?
Don't Do It: If you mean restoril, (temazepam) the sleeping medication taking, 50 tablest of any dosage of it could be fatal. Taking 50 tablets of any medication could be very dangerous. Medication dosages and combinations should not be used to do experiments. Meds should be taken only as prescribed and any ideas about variations should be discussed with the doctor. Talk with your with your doc rather than self medicate. ...Read more
I accidentally took 1 tablespoon of hydromet cough syrup rather then 1 teaspoon. Should I be worried?
No: May be a bit drowsy. Wouldn't operate any heavy machines. Or drive. But should be out of system in a few hours ...Read more
Continuous cough for 2 yrs. I hav tried out almost all cough syrup, but no effet. Plz help, what to do?
Possibilities...: Etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology (ex. Asthma, chronic bronchitis, med side-effect, etc.), gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these. All of these have different treatments so treating your cough is dependent on diagnosing it. You ought to be seen by a lung specialist for a diagnostic work-up followed by treatment. If you smoke, you will need to quit! ...Read more
How can I quickly flush cough syrup out of my body? Accidental overdose and I hate the way it's making me feel.
Drink plenty of water, enough so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more