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Doctor insights on: How To Get Prescribed Cough Syrup

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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 this cough syrup get me high?

Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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How do I get high off cough syrup?

How do I get high off cough syrup?

Get Help: Why would you want to ask us about 'getting high' from drugs.Sounds like you need therapy for dangerous impulses.Get help. ...Read more

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Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Codeine cough syrup: Because codeine is a narcotic, it is considered controlled. You will need a prescription from a provider to get this medicine. It does work great for cough! ...Read more

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If you can get high off of cough syrup does that mean that even the normal dosage is dangerous?

If you can get high off of cough syrup does that mean that even the normal dosage is dangerous?

No: When used as directed, cough meds are safe. Abusers will either drink large amounts of cough meds or concentrate the liquid. ...Read more

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What amount codeine do you get in your cough syrup?

Promethazine/Codeine: Promethazine Hydrochloride 6.25 mg/5 mL and Codeine Phosphate 10 mg/5 mL. Promethazine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate syrup is indicated for the temporary relief of coughs and URS associated with allergy or the common cold. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I take OTC for a cough due to bronchitis what they prescribed guafesin cough syrup isn't helping at all my cough gets so bad at night & morng?

What can I take OTC for a cough due to bronchitis what they prescribed guafesin cough syrup isn't helping at all my cough gets so bad at night & morng?

Dextromethorphan: Look for something with dextromethorphan in it... that will work better than guiafenesin. My personal favorite is Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. (Actually any product with a DM behind it should have dextromethorphan). Cough is usually worse at night because of the body's biorhythms. It is worth looking into 'why' you have such a bad cough -if this doesn't work. (Sometimes if you have reactive airways it's worsened) ...Read more

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Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Benzonatate pearls: No these will not get you high like cough syrup.Because it does not contain narcotics like codeine, hydrocodone or dexomorphone. ...Read more

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Help, I can't get rid of this cough even with cough syrup?

Help, I can't get rid of this cough even with cough syrup?

Mgt: Your PCP will probably order a chest radiograph and TB skin test, along with pulmonary function testing to determine the underlying cause. I agree there are many possible causes. If the cough is wet or productive, this increases the likelihood of an infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bronchitis and was prescribed a medicine called rondee cough syrup?

What to do if I have bronchitis and was prescribed a medicine called rondee cough syrup?

RONDEC? : What is your specific question about Rondec? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

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My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?

My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?

Cough/cold: Please treat pain symptoms with something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help him feel better. I like your choice for cough med - sometimes though, nothing works for coughs, They need to cough to clear increased mucous. Humidity will often help if irritation in airways, so take him in shower and spend 15-30 minutes in the steam. Push a lot of fluids. If short of breath or high fever, to see doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Cough syrup: We are prohibited from prescribing controlled substances on HealthTap Prime. EffectivePrescription cough Syrups fall in this category. Rest assured that we are all Real Doctors. ...Read more

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My 03 months son get cold cough, what should be ideal treatment. No ronchi or creps found, what about cough syrup, as there are so controversy?

My 03 months son get cold cough, what should be ideal treatment. No ronchi or creps found, what about cough syrup, as there are so controversy?

No cough syrup: Cough syrups aren't given to infants, actually they're not recommended for children under 2 years of age. For a 3 month old, you can use a humidifier and suction out his nose. Saline drops in the nose are useful prior to suctioning. Such a young infant should be seen by his/her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I developed a nightly cough a couple years ago. I am a smoker. I have been prescribed cough syrup. Could I take 30mg Oxycodone instead? thank you

I developed a nightly cough a couple years ago. I am a smoker. I have been prescribed cough syrup. Could I take 30mg Oxycodone instead? thank you

Quit smoking!: Oxycodone is a narcotic, which can act as cough suppressant, but is just covering up the major problem here. While getting yourself checked is important, the best thing you can do for your long term health is quitting smoking. This will help with your cough, your heart, your blood vessels, and your risk of developing cancer. Do yourself a favor while you are still young... ...Read more

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Can you get a headache from taking hydrocodone cough syrup?

Can you get  a headache from taking hydrocodone cough syrup?

I do not think so: Common side effects include dizziness, itching, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, drowsiness, constipation, vomiting, and euphoria. Vomiting , some less common side effects are allergic reaction, blood disorders, changes in mood, racing heartbeat, mental fogginess, anxiety, lethargy, difficulty urinating, spasm of the ureter, irregular or depressed respiration, respiration, and rash. ...Read more

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What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

See DR: Need inhaler. Avoid smoke, dust, and cats. Do not allow anyone to use tobacco or to create any kind of smoke under your roof. Move out if you must. ...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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Had Steroi Injection On T For Bad Case sinusitis. Th Did Humaria. Worse So Dr Prescribed 3 Days Antibiotic And Cough Syrup. Night Bad All Do Is Cough?

Had Steroi Injection On T For Bad Case sinusitis. Th Did Humaria.  Worse So Dr Prescribed 3 Days Antibiotic And Cough Syrup. Night Bad All Do Is Cough?

On Humira (adalimumab) ,: Call your doctor today.

Humira causes immunosupression and you are at risk for more severe infections, and coughs/bronchitis can develop into pneumonia. Since you have already had 3 days of antibiotics and are still, it appears, not better follow with your doctor he may want to do a CXR. ...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.

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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I can't get codien so can paloramine cough syrup with dexchlorpheniramine maleate get me buzzing?

I can't get codien so can paloramine cough syrup with dexchlorpheniramine maleate get me buzzing?

Buzzing?: What is the purpose of this question? why do you need codeine? Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a cough syrup called promethazine-dextromethorphan before I pick it up I would like to know is the syrup gonna give me a high?

I was prescribed a cough syrup called promethazine-dextromethorphan before I pick it up I would like to know is the syrup gonna give me a high?

May be, may be not: This is a combination medixine, the prometazine part can cause CNS depeession, or at times stimulation, so be careful not to combine with other medications that affect the CNS as well, like OTC cold medicines which contain several ingredients similar in action to the one you were prescribed. Don't exceed recommend dosage , you may take it only as needed, call your doctor if any problem, good luck ...Read more

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I have bronchitis and i'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! when will it get better?

I have bronchitis and i'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! when will it get better?

It varies: Cough can linger after the causative infection is gone, so the answer to your question is that it can last for a few days or even a few weeks. ...Read more