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

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

Im 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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more