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Doctor insights on: Mixing Cough Syrup And Alcohol

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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


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Why did I test positive for alcohol after taking and alcohol free cough syrup ?

Why did I test positive for alcohol after taking and alcohol free cough syrup ?

Did you take: any other meds along with the cough syrup? Did you drink the night before? Otherwise I have no explanation as to why you tested positive. ...Read more

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How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

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. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Benalyn cough syrup and drink alcohol? What can happen?

Is it bad to take Benalyn cough syrup and drink alcohol? What can happen?

Unwise: Benalyn which contains dextromethorphan, mixed with alcohol can cause increased nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating. See also: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help please! could cough syrup cause a positive on a urine test for alcohol?

Help please! could cough syrup cause a positive on a urine test for alcohol?

Yes: Depending on the sensitivity, yes. Some cough syrups have alcohol in them. Tell the tester all of the meds you took so they can check for those and clear those off the drug test if it checks out. ...Read more

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What would a mix of cough syrup/ritalin/seroquel/alcohol/painkillers do to the body?

What would a mix of cough syrup/ritalin/seroquel/alcohol/painkillers do to the body?

Mess you up: And not in any good ways. Some Cough syrup in high doses can cause psychosis. Alcohol and pain killers can be deadly. The mix you describe sounds like a recipe for disaster. ...Read more

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What would a mixture of cough syrup/ritalin/seroquel/alcohol and painkillers do to the body?

What would a mixture of cough syrup/ritalin/seroquel/alcohol and painkillers do to the body?

Doesnt sound good: doesnt sound like a good combination of medications. take medications only as prescribed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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