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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. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am on cough syrup with codeine and it's not making my cough go away at all. So I can't sleep. Is there anything I can mix? NyQuil or 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
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
I take 1mg lorazepam a day as needed. Today I went to the drs sick and got a codeine cough syrup can I take 5ml after the lorazepam 6hrs ago?
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
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes u can take tussinox early but not too frequently
one time early is ok. ...Read more
Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more
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?? ...Read more
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