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Doctor insights on: Liquid Codeine Dosage

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I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

Cough syrup: I don't prescribe promethazine for cough and do not consider it safe. The recommendation is a teaspoon of honey, which has proven benefits in the pediatric literature. Try a mug of hot tea and then the honey to coat the throat for its demulcent properties. If coughing for several days and worse, a proper history and physical is in order to seek the cause of your cough.

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I didn't do this on purpose but is 65ml of liqued codeine to much in a 5hr period? Iv been in so much pain post surgery

I didn't do this on purpose but is 65ml of liqued codeine to much in a 5hr period? Iv been in so much pain post surgery

YES: If it has Acetaminophen that would be 50% too much and toy could hurt your liver. If it's just the narcotic then you could also became sedate and not breath enough. If it just happened call someone so your not alone and call 911 if your get sleepy..

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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

You misunderstand: Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose. If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good.

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I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

I accidentally went 40mg above the maximum dosage of codeine 5 days ago and since then I have been getting fever, upper right abdominal pain causes?

Gall bladder: Right upper quadrant pain and fever could signal gall bladder (GB) inflammation or infection, and narcotics like codeine can precipitate GB problems. Pneumonia also can cause upper abdominal pain and fever. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests.

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Can I hurt my liver or heart taking 30mg codeine and 975mg tylenol (acetaminophen) once every week or two? Long term not as a single dosage. So 26-30 times per year

Can I hurt my liver or heart taking 30mg codeine and 975mg tylenol (acetaminophen) once every week or two? Long term not as a single dosage. So 26-30 times per year

Depends: It depends on how you metabolize it. Also why are you taking it? Should have a good reason to be on an opiod. Long term no matter how often you take it.

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Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

Does codeine expire? My 4 year old son has been dealing with a scratchy throat all day and the Mucinex (guaifenesin) did not work today. We have some codeine that my older son used two years ago. Is it okay to administer a small dosage to our 4 year old?

You: You should not give your 4 year old son Codeine for two reasons: - first of all, Codeine does have an expiration date. It the medication was given to you two years ago, then it is almost certainly expired. Almost all medications have an expiration date. You should go through your medicine cabinet every three months and discard any old, unused portions of prescription medications. - second, it is never safe to share prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. Codeine can be a good pain killer, but can be very dangerous in the wrong doses. Too large of a dose can cause someone to stop breathing. That why many medications are regulated via the prescription system - for safety - and should not be used unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor. The best (and safest) treatments for a sore throat are: lots of fluids, rest, hot tea with honey and lemon, chicken noodle soup, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, and a spoonful of honey for a sore throat. Research shows that these home remedies are as effective and much safer than over the counter medications. If you are concerned about your son's illness, you should call his doctor to discuss the safest and most appropriate treatments.

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Is it safe to take 90mg of Codeine in one dose?

No - so don't.: 60mg in one dose is the safe max. You can take this as often as 4X per day - but don't make the time span too close. You can become unresponsive/unconscious. That's dangerous. Please be careful. People have died.

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How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

How much time dose codeine stay in your system?

Codeine only 1 day: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean.

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How long do they have to wait after their last dose of codeine for their first dose of tramadol? They are 14 male

How long do they have to wait after their last dose of codeine for their first dose of tramadol? They are 14 male

Six hours: I suggest six hours because the half-life of Codeine is somewhere between one and three hours. That means that half of your dose of Codeine is metabolized in somewhere between one and three hours and half of the residual is metabolized in another three hours. Usually in the young healthy person I would expect the metabolism to be a lot quicker than any older person. So by six hours in a 14-year-ol.

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I had a partial thyroidectomy 3 days ago in a lot of pain my gp told me to double the dose of codeine to 120mg every 4 hrs, is that ok?

I had a partial thyroidectomy 3 days ago in a lot of pain my gp told me to double the dose of codeine to 120mg every 4 hrs, is that ok?

Pain where?: If in the neck see a thyroidologist. If just any other pain for which you were given Codeine you can take it whether or not you are taking thyroid medication.

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What's the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

What's the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?

2, 000 mg is max: Have you ever tried Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) for your headaches? It's a combination of aspirin, caffein, and butalbital. In my experience, Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is much more effective than the combination you're taking. Acetaminophen is highly toxic to the liver. Codeine can actually cause headaches in some people.

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I need to substitute my normal dose of Oxycodone 10mg with a comparable dose of Codeine 30mg tablets (no Acetaminophen in these Codeine). How many?

I need to substitute my normal dose of Oxycodone 10mg with a comparable dose of Codeine 30mg tablets (no Acetaminophen in these Codeine). How many?

Oxycodone conversion: It is better to contact your prescribing physician since one has to take cross -tolerance into consideration for opioid rotation.

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I've taken 3 Co-codamol's 30/500 (codeine/paracetamol) accidentally as I forgot a previous dose. Also had 1.25mg diazepam. Is this safe?

Be more careful: Accidental overdose is very common and also very serious. There are countless deaths each year worldwide due to unintentional overdose. Opiates or pain meds are the most commonly taken. Although this combination of medicine at the doses you mentioned are not likely to be fatal, you do need to be more careful. Be sure to only take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Be safe!

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I take 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 5 days a week and get a bad headache in the evening on the 1st day. Is low dose codeine once a week okay? I have uc- no nsaids.

No: I want you to have a great result on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Love it as a medication and Codeine is a downer. Take care of yourself. You're special. I can tell by the great question you asked.