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Hycodan Cough Syrup
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
Nausea, drowsiness: Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing, get constipated. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more
Yes....: This is a prescription medicine and will have a pharmacy label on it. On the pharmacy label, it will have the expiration date. It is usually around 1 year from the date it was prescribed. If your medicine has expired, and you have continued symptoms, see your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more
I just got a cough syrup that says "hydrocodone/homatropine 5-1.5/5", what does the 3rd number mean?
5cc: The mg amount in a 5cc dose. ...Read more
I received a bottle of hydrocodone/met 5 1.5 150ml of cough syrup. How much hydrocodone is in one table spoon?
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
Yes: I would assume that it expires after the expiration date just to be safe. Keeping it cold may prolong the activity but I would err on the side of safety. Once it expires it doesn't help much anyway. Get some new medication. ...Read more
Yes: Both contain the same drug.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: If you ingest this drug, it will likely show up on your drug test. ...Read more
Can hydrocodone cough syrup be frozen? I seldom need it & don't want it to loose strength from just sitting in the cabinet.
Sleepy: Everybody responds a little differently to the narcotic component in the cough syrup. It is a very low dose that effectively suppresses cough but doesn't make most people tired. I would take it at night to be careful and avoid driving vehicles after taking the medication as that would be dangerous. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Usually not for an adult patient but might cause problems for a pediatric patient. ...Read more
Allergeic to codone: M of unknown age or medical Hx asks: If I'm allergic to hydrocodone, can I safely take promethazine with codeine cough syrup? ANS: if you mean your allergy showed up as severe hives and SOB and you almost died then no do not take it. If you mean you upchucked with it then might be OK. Trying is only way to find out. If 1 I would not try. Discuss with team. ...Read more
I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?
Mostly.: There is likely some anti-histamine in the cough syrup. That and not the narcotic is probably the bigger risk. And that isn't a big risk. Furthermore, the peak effect of the hydrocodone was by 3 hrs and by now it is wearing off. But if there was anti-histamine in the cough syrup it is still there (but not at peak). These are safe with a wide range of safe doses. ...Read more
I took cough syrup hydrocodone chlorphen for 5 days after I stopped taking it I developed itchiness all over my body without a rash. Is it linked?
I was taking Hydrocodone cough syrup for the flu. However I'm coughing my brains out 6 hours later. Can I just take Nyquil now and discontinur other?
Yes: Both will show in drug test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hydrocodone cough syrup won't let me urinate, even after drinking 2 bottles of water - what can I do?
Stop it: All opiates or narcotics can cause urine retention. Best solution is to not take them. If you develop a painfully swollen bladder and cannot void, you may have to go to the er and have a catheter placed. In most folks, simply stopping the medication will fix the problem, fortunately. ...Read more
I saw a doctor three weeks ago and he gave me a zpak. Ceftin (cefuroxime) musinex and a hydrocodone cough syrup. Istill have a cough but can't get mucus to come out.?
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more