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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 only way to find out. If 1 I would not try. Discuss with team. ...Read more

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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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 then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then 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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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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I took 1 tbls of Promethazine cough syrup at 3pm today for my fever/cough etc., at 8:30 I took 1tblsp of NyQuil, will this be ok?

I took 1 tbls of Promethazine cough syrup at 3pm today for my fever/cough etc., at 8:30 I took 1tblsp of NyQuil, will this be ok?

Mgt.: I would suggest a duration of eight hours I. between medications. The use of nasal saline rinses may also provide relief. A one time use as described may be alright. Monitor for fever, hydration and rest. ...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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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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Can Promethazine cough syrup be taken with high blood pressure. Prescribed by my physician for a cough!

Can Promethazine cough syrup be taken with high blood pressure. Prescribed by my physician for a cough!

Yes: Plain promethazine cough syrup doesn't have any ingredients that significantly raise blood pressure or elevate the heart rate. Cough syrups that add a decongestant can, however. ...Read more

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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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Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

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

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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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Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

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

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Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three? Too young?

Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three? Too young?

Not necessarily.....: There are a few hydrocodone combination cough medications available that are approved above 2 years of age but, personally, one should consider this a decision of last choice in controlling cough. The potential side-effects outweigh any benefit. ...Read more

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Tell me how much hydrocodone is in a tablespoon of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Tell me how much hydrocodone is in a tablespoon of hydrocodone cough syrup?

30mg: The preparation I found available as a syrup listed the hydrocodone content as 10 mg. Per 5ml (tsp) which works out to 30mg/tbsp. However, a compounding pharmacy may create a preparation with different strength. The strength should be listed on the bottle. ...Read more

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Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD patients decreased respiratory function. In the elderly hydrocodone can cause significant confusion. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone cough syrup show up in a urine test?

Will hydrocodone cough syrup show up in a urine test?

Yes it will: All hydrocodne maedications will show on the urine test. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Yes: The active component in this medication is a narcotic and will suppress a cough, but will also show up in the urine test for narcotics. ...Read more

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I was perscribed hydrocodone cough syrup; how sleepy will it make you?

I was perscribed hydrocodone cough syrup; how sleepy will it make you?

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

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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

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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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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