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Hydrocodone Promethazine Syrup
What is stronger? Hydrocodone syrup or promethazine codeine syrup? In otherwords, which is more addicting or which one has a stronger sedative effect?
YES: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and should never be taken without a prescription. As a general rule, when experiencing pain always try a non-narcotic pain medication first, such as advil, aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc, before taking a narcotic, even when the narcotic has been prescribed by your doctor. Pain rarely kills, but narcotics can. Especially when combined with alcohol or other sedatives. ...Read more
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
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 a only way to find out. If 1 I would not try. Discuss with team. ...Read more
Different drugs: Promethazine is a phenothiazine cousin of thorazine (chlorpromazine) that is primarily used to treat nausea and vomiting, and has a lot of antihistamines activity. It is often combined with opioids to produce both some synergy and to combat the side effects related to histamine release with many opioids. It is NOT an opioid, which is whta hydrocodone is. The '500' is acetaminophen, which is no longer in that dose. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: Check out www.Drugs. Com or online. Epocrates. Com to compare medications (you might need to register for latter but it's free). ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Promethazine-codeine syrup is prescribed to cut down on cough. However, it won't affect duration of infection. Nor make it easier to breathe if you're short of breath or wheezing. Most bronchitis is caused by viruses which won't respond to antibiotics. In other words, taking antibiotics won't make you better any faster than if you didn't take them. Go see your family doc to be sure. ...Read more
Yes.: The 2 medications work differently and it should be safe ...Read more
Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic?
Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more
Below: Go to your Health Care Provider, if they deem it needed, they will RX it for your ...Read more
Yes: Normal adult dose is 1-2 teaspoons, 2 ounces is a lot if taken as one dose. ...Read more
Please refrain: Given the structure of your question, I suspect you are looking to concoct ""sizzurp." We do not condone the use of medications for such purposes. Please strongly consider not participating in such dangerous activities, because we care about your health now and in the future. ...Read more
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I took 1.5 Tablespoons instead of 2teaspoons of cough syrup Promethazine with Codeine. Will I be ok? Or should I be worried?
Prometh c Cod: While not impossible, It would be highly unusual to encounter any serious adverse side effects at this dosage in the standard US concentration. Transient somnolence, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention and other minor side effects may be noted. ...Read more
Why?: Promethazine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines. The combination of prometh. With Codeine should be used the treatment of uncontrolled coughing. Unfortunately, the purple syrup is frequently abused in a number of unusual ways. To add Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to the combination syrup doesn't make much sense in most circumstances and could lead to at least drowsiness or worse. ...Read more
I was prescribed promethazine DM. 3 out of 5 times taking it I would vomit. What else can I take? I bought OTC DM syrup and I threw up as well.
Doff That Cough!: Something's going on here. First, just don't take any more of that stuff. There are other ways to beat a cough. I assume you're taking this for a cough, right?? Try a steamy shower and/or steam from a tea pot. Try a teaspoon of honey. Try one or two capsules of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). But if nothing works go see a doctor. They could try therapy you couldn't do at home, like a nebulizer or other medications, etc ...Read more
Can I take two teaspoons of Phenergan (promethazine) DM syrup. I have bad asthma and it's been a rough few days. One teaspoon just doesn't give enough relief.?
Having a bad cough and it hard for me to sleep, do you think I can get a prescription for promethazine codeine syrup?
Perhaps...: But you may be able to cure it rather than treat the symptom. What is the cause? ...Read more
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
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
Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?
I've tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) day quil, night quil, and nothing seems to be working to get the cold out my chest. Would Promethazine/codeine syrup help?
Other symptoms?: How long have your symptoms lasted? Any fevers/chills? Coughing up green or yellow phlegm? Trouble breathing? If any of the above, or if this has lasted over 10 days without improvement, you could have pneumonia or even influenza, which means you should go see a healthcare provider. Otherwise, rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more
My son was prescribed promethazine dm cough syrup and Tessalon Perles for a bad cough. Can he take them together? He is almost 8.
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