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Cough syrup: It is pretty much the same as Hycodan (hydrocodone) or tussionex - a cough syrup containing gaufenisin, the most common kind of heavy cough syrup which is supposed to help liquify sputum to make it easier to get out, and contains a Codeine derivative - dihydrocodeine - which is a cough suppressant. It is more useful with dry, non-productive coughs or to decrease cough when it is keeping you awake at night. ...Read more
I took my prescribed dose of hydromet syrup 3 hrs ago, but now i'm coughing again. It says i'm only supposed to take it every 6 hrs. What should I do?
Yes and no: Hydromet contains both a cough suppressant and an agent that reduces mucous which may be exactly what you need but it won't unblock a stuffy nose so technically it's not a decongestant. Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are the only oral decongestant ingredients available in the US. ...Read more
Hey doc I just accidentally took 15ml of hydromet syrup and I was wondering what it's gonna do to me my last dose was 4ish hours ago of about 5mls am I gonna be okay even though I just took triple the recommended dose for an adult?
Yes: One of the known side effects of opioids is with initial doses especially to have the side effect of nausea or vomiting. Some people based on genetics rather than the opiate per se will have more or less of an effect. Lowering the dose is likely to help. Often we provide adjunct meds to offset this side effect. One over the counter suggestion is diphenhydramine (Benadryl). ...Read more
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? ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me azithromycin, prednisone, and hydromet syrup for bronchitis. Is it safe to take these 3 medicines all at once? I forgot to ask
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. ...Read more