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Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Red color may be: Related to dyes in cough syrup. Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...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 took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

Mostly.: There is likely some anti-histamine in the cough syrup. That and not the narcotic is probably the bigger risk. And that isn't a big risk. Furthermore, the peak effect of the hydrocodone was by 3 hrs and by now it is wearing off. But if there was anti-histamine in the cough syrup it is still there (but not at peak). These are safe with a wide range of safe doses. ...Read more

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Can this cough syrup get me high?

Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more

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How do I get high off cough syrup?

How do I get high off cough syrup?

Get Help: Why would you want to ask us about 'getting high' from drugs. Sounds like you need therapy for dangerous impulses. Get help. ...Read more

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Where can activist cough syrup be found?

Where can activist cough syrup be found?

Search Internet: I am not familiar with that specific brand but you can always search the internet. Better yet, check w/your local pharmacies to see which one keeps it in stock. Or look for generic equivalents that contain same ingredients (they should always be listed on label). ...Read more

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Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Whers can I get cough syrup with codianw?

Codeine cough syrup: Because codeine is a narcotic, it is considered controlled. You will need a prescription from a provider to get this medicine. It does work great for cough! ...Read more

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What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Natural cough syrup: Honey and herb tea. Do not give babies under one year of age honey. After one year of age honey is a natural ingredient. ...Read more

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How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

Flavorings: Good question! Some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

What kind of cough syrup is sizzurp considered?

Do Not Use: Sizzurp is a slang name for a mixture containing one or more cough medicines, usually Codeine and often Promethazine mixed with soft drinks and other flavorings.
It is not controlled in any way and it is dangerous to use these medications without being prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

Cough syrup overmed: Cough syrup overdose symptoms depend on the type of drug that is in the cough syrup. Codeine can cause respiratory depression in high doses. Guaifenesin will cause stomach aches and headaches in higher doses. Pseudoephedrine can cause increased blood pressure in normal doses and even more so in higher doses. Hope this helps. Try to stay in the recommended doses or the prescribed doses. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Probably won't help: The studies done on how much kids cough who take cough meds vs those who don't very clearly show that cough meds really don't make much difference. Many actually contain a med to suppress cough and a med to make you have a more productive cough within the same medicine! Better to use humidity, push fluids. Can use something to dry up nose a little if severe congestion or use a neti pot. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup good for a 2 yr coughing boy?

No: No cough medicine is recommended for children since there are side effects. The best option is to give your child some honey to coat the throat and ease his discomfort. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much cough syrup. Help please.?

Call poison control: Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Tell them exactly which cough syrup you took and the exact amount. They will guide you from there.
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What to do if I had too much cough syrup I think, help!?

What to do if I had too much cough syrup I think, help!?

Cough syrup: Hard to advise you from your description. Best to call your doctor or go to the ER if its a large amount. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign if I enjoy getting high on cough syrup?

Is it a bad sign if I enjoy getting high on cough syrup?

Cough med: Yes- absolutely. Please stop doing this - you are damaging your body. Seek help from you pcp, psychologist and your family. Throw away any cough medicine in the house. ...Read more

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What to do if I had cough syrup and 1000 mg aceminophen.?

What to do if I had cough syrup and 1000 mg aceminophen.?

Depends: Should be ok, depends what was in the cough syrup. Your pharmacist can be great help in these situations ...Read more

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Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Blockyour nose: If you pinch your nose shut during the actual ingestion of the cough syrup it may help dull the taste. Otherwise, chase it with something like chocolate milk, grape juice or solid tasty things like skittles of m&m's. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much cough syrup. Help please. By accident?

What to do if I took too much cough syrup. Help please. By accident?

Read ingredients.: Read the ingredients; note the amount taken, then phone your local poison control #; they will advise you; or go immediately to your local emergency dept. For their assessment. Time is of the utmost importance since presumably you are absorbing more each minute. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is the best most effective cough syrup for my child?

Expert opinions? Which is the best most effective cough syrup for my child?

No cough syrup: There have been a number of studies showing that children's cough and cold medicines do not help and in some cases, children experience unpleasant side effects. It can be frustrating to deal with a cough, especially at night. Saline nasal spray, humidified air, or sleeping with the head somewhat propped up using extra pillows works for some. ...Read more

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What will happen if a person drinks a bottle of corex cough syrup in one shot?

Go to emergency rm: There are several substance in corex that can cause you harm in large doses, especially if the bottle was large. Go seek care in the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I have cough from 2-3 weeks and its NT going away after takin cough syrup also. ..Help?

I have cough from 2-3 weeks and its NT going away after takin cough syrup also. ..Help?

Other causes: Cough from my viral infection may last days two weeks but if you don't have fever or shortness of breath running nose then other causes of cough must be ruled out. Other common causes are asthma, acid reflux or postnasal drip. Postnasal drip is common after a viral infection and may cause cough for weeks in which case cost suppressant's will not help. This is the likely cause in your case and is benign and self-limiting. ...Read more

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If you can get high off of cough syrup does that mean that even the normal dosage is dangerous?

If you can get high off of cough syrup does that mean that even the normal dosage is dangerous?

No: When used as directed, cough meds are safe. Abusers will either drink large amounts of cough meds or concentrate the liquid. ...Read more

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I take daily a bottle of cough syrup corex regular for the last 1 year what are the consequences and will it effect my body? How can I quit

I take daily a bottle of cough syrup corex regular for the last 1 year what are the consequences and will it effect my body? How can I quit

Drug addiction: Since corex contains codiene, and since you've been taking it for a year I would say you have a drug addiction. Seek help from an addiction center or your physician. ...Read more

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Dct gv me 3 types of medicine 2 cough syrup & pill & 1 dhatifen. I just eat dhatifen 1 time and w/a cause I afraid cos I still take mirt. Is this ok?

Dct gv me 3 types of medicine 2 cough syrup & pill & 1 dhatifen. I just eat dhatifen 1 time and w/a cause I afraid cos I still take mirt. Is this ok?

I'm sorry: I'm not quite sure what you're asking. I don't understand all of the abbreviations. Are you asking if mirtazapine interacts with any of your medications for cough? Please clarify and we'll try to answer. ...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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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 nyquill with cough syrup?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so, maybe not.
Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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What amount cough syrup can kill you?

What amount cough syrup can kill you?

Don't test it: Cough syrup is not a health drink or a way to get intoxicated. Do not test the limit of how much to drink. ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor. ...Read more