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Mixing Cough Syrup And Alcohol
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 and both tylenol 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
Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?
Doesnt sound good: doesnt sound like a good combination of medications. take medications only as prescribed. ...Read more
What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?
Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will codeine cough medicine that my dr. Prescribed me for my cold show up on a etg ua? If so how hi will the alcohol levels be?
Depends: Not all cough medications contain alcohol; there are some that specifically do not, and if you are being tested with etg or ets testing, you should use non-alcohol containing cough medicines. There is no way to know how high the etg level might be without knowing how much cough medicine you had and how much time between taking it and the test. Many consider etg too sensitive for legal purposes. ...Read more
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