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Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Not likely to help: You may want to consider a medical assisted detox program. Don't try to detox from heroin on your own. ...Read more

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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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine syrup without codeine in it to help with my withdrawals and sleep?

Can I take promethazine syrup without codeine in it to help with my withdrawals and sleep?

INSOMNIA EVAL: NO IT WILL NOT. You need an EXAM&LABS CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause INSOMNIA/FATIGUE CHK thyroid panel and thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Whats good for a cough unable to bring it up but it rattles in throat. Tried musinex, delsym (dextromethorphan) cough drops?

Whats good for a cough unable to bring it up but it rattles in throat. Tried musinex, delsym (dextromethorphan) cough drops?

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: You are 65 and have been coughing and tried different cough meds without relief.We do not have information to advice you.We do not know if you smoke or if you have any underlying disease or if you are taking any medicines etc. Some meds for BP called ace inhibiters can cause cough, it can be due to bronchitis, asthma, COPD or underlyng diasese in the lungs like pnumonia or cancer so get it checked. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could extract dextromethorphan from a syrup containing pseudoephedrine and triprolidine hydrochloride ?

Can you tell me how I could extract dextromethorphan from a syrup containing pseudoephedrine and triprolidine hydrochloride ?

For recreational: purposes? No, I don't know how to do this - but if I did know it would likely not be responsible for me to share that information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take too much codeine cough syrup?

Is it possible for me to take too much codeine cough syrup?

Absolutely!: Codeine is a narcotic. Although weaker than many narcotics, it still has the same potential side effects from addiction to constipation, respiratory depression, and death. Only use according to prescription instructions and no more. ...Read more

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Can i take ventolin to break up a mucousy cough?

Can i take ventolin to break up a mucousy cough?

Depends....: If the cough is due to bronchospasm, then a bronchodilator like ventolin may be helpful. However, there are other reasons for a cough besides bronchospasm where a bronchodilator would not be helpful. In order to get your cough diagnosed and treated, see your doctor. Also, if the ventolin was not prescribed for you, you should not take it since it could be harmful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

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Hi I took robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) about 3 hours ago and it hasn't helped, is it to soon to take some NyQuil?

Hi I took robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) about 3 hours ago and it hasn't helped, is it to soon to take some NyQuil?

Maybe : Just take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it'll knock you out. If you are coughing and miserable make an appointment with your doctor and get the codeine cough syrup and get 10 hours of sleep. It will help. Sleep works wonders and the codeine cough syrup is godsent for coughs keeping you up at night until you recover from your cold. ...Read more

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Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time. ...Read more

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How much codeine cough syrup do somebody have to take to overdose?

How much codeine cough syrup do somebody have to take to overdose?

It depends: It depends on the weight of the person, the amount of confine in the product, and the other ingredients. If there is Acetaminophen in the syrup, an overdose can be fatal. Seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I appreciate your: Honesty. I once saw a video of two men who died after they smoked poison ivy. Their lungs filled up with fluid, their throat closed & died painfully in a few minutes. I can't imagine the road you are on will end in anything different. Shame. Honesty is a great virtue. It's time to be honest with yourself. You need help. ...Read more

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The doctor gave me lortab syrup for a cough. Is it safe to use Afrin nose spray with it?

The doctor gave me lortab syrup for a cough. Is it safe to use Afrin nose spray with it?

Afrin and cough.: Afrin (oxymetazoline) doesn't make you sick longer, but it does feel like it. Afrin (oxymetazoline) causes something called "rhinitis medicamentosa" which makes you continually stuffy in the nose even though your sinuses are clearing. The end result is that you still feel sick even though you're improving. It's a medication effect unique to Afrin (oxymetazoline). So don't bother with the Afrin ...Read more

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Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Cough: Dextromehtorphan and medicines that help,loosen the mucous ,(mucolytic agents,)these act as expectorants,that is the reason for a short time people cough more,unlike suppressant s. ...Read more

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Can ventolin syrup be given to baby with a bad cough and phlemy chest there is no asthma will it help him to bring up his mucus?

Can ventolin syrup be given to baby with a bad cough and phlemy  chest there is no asthma will it help him to bring up his mucus?

Would not recommend: Cough and cold medicines have been shown to be not be effective for babies or toddlers and can sometime cause side effects. Saline nose spray can help relieve nasal congestion and humification can also be sometimes be useful. If any signs of difficulty breathing or feeding, the child needs to be seen by a health care provider. ...Read more

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