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Doctor insights on: Hydromet Cough Syrup Ingredients

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I accidentally took 1 tablespoon of hydromet cough syrup rather then 1 teaspoon. Should I be worried?

I accidentally took 1 tablespoon of hydromet cough syrup rather then 1 teaspoon. Should I be worried?

No: May be a bit drowsy. Wouldn't operate any heavy machines. Or drive. But should be out of system in a few hours

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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Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, I would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time.

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Should hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if codeine pills do?

Should hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if codeine pills do?

Hydrocodone: Hydromet syrup is a narcotic pain medicine with hydrocodone. It is generally considered stronger than codeine. Because they are different medications, it is hard to say what side effects you will have. I have seen patients who have nausea and emesis with Codeine and not with hydrocodone. I have also seen nausea and emesis with hydrocodone and not with codeine. Only way to know is to try it.

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Will hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if mixed with codeine pills?

Will hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if mixed with codeine pills?

Hydromet & Codeine: Hello. Hydromet cough syrup contains hydrocodone. You should not mix that with codeine pills since that is mixing two different opioids (narcotics). It is possible that mixing the two could make you sick. 5mg of hydrocodone is in hydromet. It's possible that the hydrocodone in hydromet can be" temporarily " effective for treating whatever pain condition codeine is being used to treat.

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How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

Acute is < 2 weeks.: The term "acute bronchitis" is a description of a problem, not a diagnosis. It could be viral, or a complication of smoking, or a mycoplasma infection, or asthma. It may take more than one visit to tell if your cough lasts more than two weeks. And young adults are susceptible to pertussis (whooping cough), which can last 3 months. Did you get your pertussis vaccine?

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I went to my doctor last Thursday with terrible cough, achy feeling and low grade fever. Tested negative for flu. Diagnosed with sinus infection and given hydromet syrup for cough. Also given prescription for azithromycin if it got worse. Got that filled

I went to my doctor last Thursday with terrible cough, achy feeling and low grade fever. Tested negative for flu. Diagnosed with sinus infection and given hydromet syrup for cough. Also given prescription for azithromycin if it got worse. Got that filled

Sinus infection: Sinus infections can sometimes be challenging to get better. Here are some suggestions. Take the prescribed medicines you outlined. If you are still having symptoms after completing the antibiotics, contact your doctor as you may need additional medicine. Other things you can do including saline rinses, humidifier, nasal decongestants, nasal steroids among others. Saline rinses are effective.

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Is it safe to take hydromet for cough if I have lung disease?

Is it safe to take hydromet for cough if I have lung disease?

Depends: It depends on what type of lung disease you have. Hydromet has Atropine in it which dries secretions, making them harder to expell.

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What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

Cough meds: Greetings. The active ingredients in cough medication is usually guifenessin which is a mucus thinning agent and dextramethorathan which is a cough suppressant. Check with your pharmacist for confirmation.

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What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Natural cough syrup: Honey and herb tea. Do not give babies under one year of age honey. After one year of age honey is a natural ingredient.

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Can I take nyquill with cough syrup?

Can I take nyquill with cough syrup?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan.

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so, maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age.

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What amount cough syrup can kill you?

What amount cough syrup can kill you?

Don't test it: Cough syrup is not a health drink or a way to get intoxicated. Do not test the limit of how much to drink.

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Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Cough: Is necessary attempt by the body to clear undesirable irritants. I do rarely recommend cough suppressants. I recommend expectorates. Many are available over the counter in any pharmacy in the US

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best.

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor.

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Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

May be a good: Choice to relieve symptoms at night and perhaps provide for a good night's sleep until your body and the other medicines you are taking help with your condition.

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Is it okay to be mixing cough syrup and alcohol?

Is it okay to be mixing cough syrup and alcohol?

Dangerous: Not a good idea, possibly life threatening!

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Help please! Is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Help please! Is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, I prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications!