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What is stronger? Hydrocodone syrup or promethazine codeine syrup? In otherwords, which is more addicting or which one has a stronger sedative effect?

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 (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'm allergic to hydrocodone, can I safely take promethazine with codeine cough syrup?

If I'm allergic to hydrocodone, can I safely take promethazine with codeine cough syrup?

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

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What are the differencesbetween promethazine and hydrocodone 7.5-500 oral solution?

What are the differencesbetween promethazine and hydrocodone 7.5-500 oral solution?

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

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Is promethazine with codeine the same medicine as hydrocodone/ homatropine?

Is promethazine with codeine the same medicine as hydrocodone/ homatropine?

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

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Promethazine syrup effect?

Promethazine syrup effect?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

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What's promethazine vc syrup?

What's promethazine vc syrup?

For resp infection: This medicine contains Promethazine and phenylephrine. This medicine is most commonly used for temporary relief of upper respiratory symptoms including nasal congestio associated with allergy or the common cold. ...Read more

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Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Usually None!: In normal dossage, the only remote side effect would be constipation, maybe itching although rare. With overdose or with blunts or cigs dipped and smoked, hallucinogenic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Yes: Yes. What may represent a fatal overdose for one patient may be tolerated by another patient. Any combination of opiates such as Codeine with other drugs that can cause sleepiness such as Promethazine is potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis if I take promethazine-codeine syrup it will help?

I have bronchitis if I take promethazine-codeine syrup it will help?

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

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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?

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

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Hey how can I get Promethazine with codeine syrup?

Hey how can I get Promethazine with codeine syrup?

Below: Go to your Health Care Provider, if they deem it needed, they will RX it for your ...Read more

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Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Yes: Normal adult dose is 1-2 teaspoons, 2 ounces is a lot if taken as one dose. ...Read more

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Is green colored promethazine w/ codeine syrup the same as the purple or red syrup?

Is green colored promethazine w/ codeine syrup the same as the purple or red syrup?

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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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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I took 1.5 Tablespoons instead of 2teaspoons of cough syrup Promethazine with Codeine. Will I be ok? Or should I be worried?

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

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Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Not equivalent: But dextromethorphan in adequate dosage has cough suppressant activity equivalent to codeine. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better than promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better than promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine codeine syrup with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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

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What's the difference between promethazine and codeine syrup colors yellow and red?

What's the difference between promethazine and codeine syrup colors yellow and red?

Flavor: Promethazine (tradename: phenergan) and Codeine is available as a generic medication in different flavors that have different colors. If the name is promethazine/codein vc, then it also contains a decongestant, phenylephrine. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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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

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Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan (promethazine) has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My son was prescribed promethazine dm cough syrup and Tessalon Perles for a bad cough. Can he take them together? He is almost 8.

My son was prescribed promethazine dm cough syrup and Tessalon Perles for a bad cough. Can he take them together? He is almost 8.

Mgt.: The cause of the cough can be further evaluated and a virtual appointment may be useful to you and your PCP. If there is nasal congestion, nasal saline rinses reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Promethazine (Definition)

Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after ...Read more