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I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

Cough control: Hycodan (hydrocodone) can give excellent relief of cough. Unfortunately, if you are coughing again a lot after 3-4 hours, I would say the Hycodan (hydrocodone) levels are not sufficient to relieve the cough by itself. Hopefully, taking the NyQuil at that point will hopefully give you additive benefit. I would not typically take both meds together. If your cough is increasing/getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

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


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If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

Yes: An initial screen will be positive for opiates. Further confirmatory testing will be specific for the metabolites of hydrocodone specifically. ...Read more

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Is hycodan (hydrocodone) for pain?

Is hycodan (hydrocodone) for pain?

HycodanBasically: No it is designed and approved as a liquid cough medicine. ...Read more

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Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup order online?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup order online?

Absolutly not!: You may hear that some narcotics can be purchased over the counter in mexico or canada but this is not the case in the us. And for good reason. Quality control. ...Read more

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I had 7 tsp of hycodan (hydrocodone) will I die?

I had 7 tsp of hycodan (hydrocodone) will I die?

You ask this online?: If you were going to die, you almost certainly would have already. If you were taking it with suicidal intent, you need to get help now. If you were taking it because you are abusing hydrocodone, it depends on your level of tolerance. Many people who use these drugs regularly can use 35 mg (the amount usually in 7 tsp) without major problem. For opiate-naive people, it would cause sedation. ...Read more

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Can children get high off of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Can children get high off of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Absolutely.: It's very important to keep adult meds away from kids and teens. 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. 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

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How long will hycodan (hydrocodone) be in my system?

How long will hycodan (hydrocodone) be in my system?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) Halflife: Hycodan (hydrocodone) is used for cough suppression. It contains htdrocodone for cough suppression and a drying agent to decrease secretions. The average half life is 3.5 - 6 hours, so most of the drug would be inactive in 5 half life's, or 27.5 - 30 hours ...Read more

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What's the difference between hycodan and hydrocodone?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) has addition: Of homatropine, which is a anticholinergic drug used as a drying agent in people with runny noses and other congestive cold symptoms. The hydrocodone in hycodan is in smaller doses that is found with usual hydrocodone being used for pain. The hydrocodone in Hycodan is there for its anti-jussive (cough) effect, not for pain. If you take too much hycodan, you get side effects from too much atropine. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Different ingredient: Both have hydrocodone, usually in 5 mg doses, but Hycodan contains homatropine, another medication used to treat cold symptoms. In high doses, homatrophine can cause severe illness and even death. If you are planning on using Hycodan instead of hydrocodone for whatever purpose (pain or abuse), excessive amounts of Hycodan can be very, very dangerous. So don't. If not, ignore the above. ...Read more

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How long is hycodan (hydrocodone) going to stay in my system?

48-72 hours: Not medical advice: Hycodan (hydrocodone) will stay detectable in your system for 48-72 hours. Hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant combination. ...Read more

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What r the consequenses for taking excess hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup?

Hycodan (hydrocodone): Respiratory depression, confusion, impaired judgment & decision making, and dependence. ...Read more

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Which of these are the strongest; tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

It depends: Tussionex is sustained release. It provides a gradual amnt of hydrocodone over 12 hrs. Hycodan is dosed on a shorter interval. If you took Hycodan q 4-6 hrs you'd receive a higher quantity of hydrocodone in total. Both medications however should be used only on an as needed basis. My advise would be to be less concerned about which one is strongest and use the one that is most effective. ...Read more

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Side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Quite a variety!: Side effects from Hycodan (hydrocodone) can include swelling, rash, increased eye pressure, conjunctivitis, slow or fast pulse, dry mouth, palpitations, chest pain, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, heart attack, ekg changes, fainting, agitation, coma, dizziness, mental clouding/depression, euphoria, faintness, restlessness, nervousness, weakness, sedation, seizures, visual disturbances, flushing, sweating, itch, hives, nausea/vomiting, & more. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

See below: Hycodan is hydrocodone plus homatropine methylbromide (an anticholinergic, which can decrease mucus production). Tussionex is hydrocodone plus chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine, which help with allergy symptoms). ...Read more

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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

An allergy med: Both contain hydrocodone, a narcotic pain medicine that happens to be a great cough suppressant. Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an old allergy medication that tends to be very sedating (makes you sleepy) - but also can be drying for congestion / mucus mambranes. Hycodan only adds low dose homatropine - no benefit for symptoms, it just gives bad side effects if try to exceed recomm. Dose. ...Read more

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Is hycodan (hydrocodone) good for a chronic cough?

Is hycodan (hydrocodone) good for a chronic cough?

Hycodan (hydrocodone): No. You should see your doctor concerning why you have a chronic cough and then get proper treatment. There are many causes of chronic cough. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hycodan?

Is it possible for you to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hycodan?

Yes: They can be used together as directed by your doctor. The use of them together may increase the sedation experienced. ...Read more

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Which of these cold meds are the most effective, tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Depends: Neither is particularly effective. Recent tudies of cough medications have shown that codeine-containing cough medications work about as well as sugar pills (placebo) and other studies show hydrocodone equal to Codeine. Theoretically Hycodan (with an anticholinergic) should work better for productive coughs and tussionex (with an antihistamine) should work better if there's an allergy component. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

Sse below: Risks of narcotics addiction or respiratory depression
dont take if not rx for you increased risk if mix with alcohol or benzo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lortab and hycodan (hydrocodone) in the same day?

HycodanBasicallyNo l: Firstly -no it is not. Secondly why we're both prescribed? Or was one obtained illegally? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

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

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Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) for gerd: Hello, the Hycodan (hydrocodone) can be used for a cough that was induced by gerd but the Hycodan (hydrocodone) itself will have little effect on reducing reflux like an h2blocker or a ppi. ...Read more

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Hycodan (Definition)

Hycodan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more