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Doctor insights on: I'm Taking A Codene Cough Syrup Can I Take A 10 Milligram Melatonin With It

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I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

Be careful: Both Codeine and melatonin have sedative effects, and the two together may cause significant sedation. If you are taking other meds, there may be further interactions. If you have respiratory problems, the combo may exacerbate those problems. You may also feel groggy in the morning; so be careful with machinery or driving. I'd advise using one or the other, not both.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Yes: If you have taken melatonin in the past with good results, it is ok to take it along with a prescription cough syrup. Just be aware that there can be additive effects of taking both together, ie you may be more sedated than usual, or even feel groggy when you wake up in the morning. Use a low dose of melatonin, eg. 5-1 mg and increase by. 5mg nightly if needed.

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Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Yes: If you've taken melatonin previously with good results, it's ok to take along with your cough medication at night. Just be aware combining the two may produce additive, or stronger, effects than taken individually. You may be more sedated, or more groggy when you wake up. Use the lowest effective melatonin dose, eg. 5-1 mg, increase by. 5mg nightly as needed.

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Can I take a cough medicine with dyphebhydromine in it with melatonin?

Can I take a cough medicine with dyphebhydromine in it with melatonin?

Yes: As long as you don't take more than the recommended doses of each. The two medicines do not interact. Hope this helps!

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Hi I took my codene cough medicine about an hour ago and had a glass of wine without thinking what should I do?

Hi I took my codene cough medicine about an hour ago and had a glass of wine without thinking what should I do?

Well, no more wine.: For now, just start with not having any more wine, certainly. Don't drive anyplace, just stay put. Drink water. If you start getting tired or disoriented, lie down and let someone know what happened so he/she can check in on you.

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

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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What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

Cough syrups: As long as a cough syrup doesn't contain a decongestant like sudafed, you can take the syrup which won't affect your hypertension. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) or robitussindm would be examples.

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If I am taking a mucinexdm pill can I also take an over-the-counter cough syrup? Just want to make sure they r safe together

If I am taking a mucinexdm pill can I also take an over-the-counter cough syrup? Just want to make sure they r safe together

Perhaps: The cough suppressant in Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is dextromethorfan. It is ralatively mild cough suppressant and ofter combined with an anti-histamine. I'm not sure what other cough medicine you want to use. Codeine often works better and is available by prescription. If the cough is persistant you probably should see your physician.

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Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety along with taking cough syrup for a cold?

Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety along with taking cough syrup for a cold?

Can be OK: Some cough suppressant s use dextromethoraphan. Others don't. If taking xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed, using cough syrups with dextrom may make you significantly more sleepy. Consider use of the alternatives to minimize this.

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What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

Cough: You don't want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as directed on the package.

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How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

Depends the amount: Usually one drink takes 1-2 hour to disappear. Therefore it should be ok after 4 hours with 2 drinks. However, there all kinds of cough syrups. Some have tylenol (acetaminophen) and both tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol may cause bad liver trouble. Obviously, it also depends the amount of cough syrup and the presence of any (undetected) liver disease.

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Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Yes: The cough suppressant is the same in the medication so either will help with the cough

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Allergic to codine & codone. Is there another cough syrup similar to take?

No: For severe cough, we may prescribe Robitussin (guaifenesin) w/ codeine. It will help w/ cough suppression, illness pain, and insomnia. For people who do not tolerate codeine, vicotussin can be used; but that has hydro-codone, which you say you're sensitive to. That pretty much rules out the narcotics for cough suppression. You could use tessalon for great cough control, but without the sedation nor pain control.

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Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

It all depends: On what is causing the cough, is it constant, persistent, annoying etc? If you know your cough is not infectious and not disrupting, you may go to the gym. Do be considerate of others.

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days.

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What do you recommend if I had to take some cough syrup, want to have a beer with dinner?

What do you recommend if I had to take some cough syrup, want to have a beer with dinner?

That you learn that: In life, you cannot always have things both ways, and cannot always do what you want. Cough syrups contain depressant drugs like dextromethorphan, codeine and antihistamines, and those effects can be magnified by alcohol. This is why most cough medicines no longer contain alcohol. We make choices in life, and the choice to take cough syrup trumps the choice to drink beer with dinner. O'Douls??

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

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