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I developed a nightly cough a couple years ago. I am a smoker. I have been prescribed cough syrup. Could I take 30mg Oxycodone instead? Thank you

I developed a nightly cough a couple years ago. I am a smoker. I have been prescribed cough syrup. Could I take 30mg Oxycodone instead? Thank you

Quit smoking!: Oxycodone is a narcotic, which can act as cough suppressant, but is just covering up the major problem here. While getting yourself checked is important, the best thing you can do for your long term health is quitting smoking. This will help with your cough, your heart, your blood vessels, and your risk of developing cancer. Do yourself a favor while you are still young... ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

Yes, carefully: As you probably know, those are both narcotics. The codeine will also block pain. While the Oxycodone won't help the cough that much. So. I recommend starting with the cough Meds, so the pain isn't worse by coughing. Then, if pain continues, add the Oxycodone. ...Read more

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Is there a cough med that contains oxycodone?

Is there a cough med that contains oxycodone?

No: Most prescription cough meds use codeine not oxycodone as codeine can help decrease coughs ...Read more

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Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Plz mention a cough syrup for wet cough?

Cough: Is necessary attempt by the body to clear undesirable irritants. I do rarely recommend cough suppressants. I recommend expectorates. Many are available over the counter in any pharmacy in the US ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

Cough meds: Greetings. The active ingredients in cough medication is usually guifenessin which is a mucus thinning agent and dextramethorathan which is a cough suppressant. Check with your pharmacist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Yes....: This is a prescription medicine and will have a pharmacy label on it. On the pharmacy label, it will have the expiration date. It is usually around 1 year from the date it was prescribed. If your medicine has expired, and you have continued symptoms, see your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more

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What cough syrup shows up in urine test?

What cough syrup shows up in urine test?

Anything with opiate: Hydrocodone and Codeine are in a lot of prescription cough syrups--hycodan, cheratussin, many others. If it's prescription it's like to have something that will light up a drug screen. ...Read more

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Is drinking milk with cough syrup poisonous?

Is drinking milk with cough syrup poisonous?

Milk and cough: No. Milk can increase phlegm and mucous production and should be avoided during cold. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Did you get this in : The uk.? According to drugs. Com, prospan cough syrup contains
ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup along work allergy medicine?

Cough: Generally you can but look to make sure they don't have any of the same ingredients. Depending on the cough syrup and the antihistamine type, they could make you hyper or tired. You can check it on line as well to look for interactions ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Can you give a 3-year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Can you give a 3-year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Cheratussin AC: Cough syrups in general are not frequently recommended in pediatrics. Cheratussin ac in particular contains codeine, a narcotic, and can only be used by the patient it was prescribed for. Therefore, it is not recomended that this medication be given to a 3-year-old. ...Read more

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Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

Multiple causes: If your child has had a cough for 3 weeks or more, a visit to your doctor is indicated. Some causes may be related to prolonged infections of the lung, ears, sinuses, reflux/aspiration/, TB, asthma, in this age group. Postnasal drip/nasal congestion can be relieved with saline rinses for children.
PRMG Pediatrics fax 858 259 9689 for?s /review of records ...Read more

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Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

In general: In general, it is safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) with most over the counter cough preparations. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is safe during 4 month of pregnancy?

Is samcos cough syrup is safe during 4 month of pregnancy?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol
I will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should expectorant cough syrup be taken with or without water?

Should expectorant cough syrup be taken with or without water?

Cough syrup +/-water: It is best to stay hydrated when taking an expectorant cough medication. I do not recommend cough medication to my patients. I do however prescribe guaifenesin-containing medications. When I do, I ask that they take the medication with a glass of water.
Ask your pharmacist about the best way to take the specific medication prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What happens if sleeping pills were taken with corex cough syrup?

What happens if sleeping pills were taken with corex cough syrup?

Sleep: Usually you will feel excessively sleepy and impairs your judgment concentration etc. Also depends on how many sleeping pills and how much cough syrup, if this was an attempt to harm your self please call 911 or go to the er
if its one pill and one teaspoon of corex you should be fine except your jugdment to drive handle machinery could be impaired unto 72 hours. ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or medicine for an adult with pertussis?

PERTUSSIS: Due to the severity of the paroxysms of the coughing episodes, you should be on cough syrup with codeine. ...Read more

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If sob is caused by mucus can. Cough syrup expectorant solve the prob?

If sob is caused by mucus can. Cough syrup expectorant solve the prob?

Possibly: Anyone with thickened secretions can be aided by a mucus thinner like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and drinking plenty of water. If you have heart failure however you shouldn't overload your body with water. ...Read more

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Hi could I take hi tech cough syrup after I took sinus congestion pill?

Hi could I take hi tech cough syrup after I took sinus congestion pill?

Yes: Yes, they won't interact and are safe to take together. I would generally not advise taking different cold/flu medications at once.
I would stick to sudafed for congestion, diphenhydramine for mucous control. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more

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Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three? Too young?

Little cousin took hydrocodone cough syrup; he is only three?  Too young?

Not necessarily.....: There are a few hydrocodone combination cough medications available that are approved above 2 years of age but, personally, one should consider this a decision of last choice in controlling cough. The potential side-effects outweigh any benefit. ...Read more

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I accidentally took two acetaminophen pills after cough syrup. Is this bad?

I accidentally took two acetaminophen pills after cough syrup. Is this bad?

It depends: On your age, weight and a pill's dose. If pill was 325-500 mg it's ok for adult. ...Read more

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Oxycodone (Definition)

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Roxicodone (Definition)

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