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Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Can I get the prescription cough syrup over this app? Or do I need a real doctors appointment to get that?

Cough syrup: We are prohibited from prescribing controlled substances on HealthTap Prime. EffectivePrescription cough Syrups fall in this category. Rest assured that we are all Real Doctors. ...Read more

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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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Can I take my old, expired codeine cough syrup (says use before 12/11/2013) instead of filling the new prescription for it I just received from my doc?

No you should not: We strongly advice you to throw away the exored codeine cough syrup which expired more than 15 months ago. It may not even be effective and moreover it may make you sick as exposure to light, air and many other factors causing breakdown and mixing of ingredients may be harmful ...Read more

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If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

Prescription limits.: Physicians run into all sorts of limitations. Some may not carry prescription rights in your state. Some may or choose not to prescribe narcotics. Others feel reluctant unless there is a face to face meeting beyond video. Some are afraid that if they start you on a medication they would not be able to follow up on your progress. There are a litany of reasons. ...Read more

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Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow

Can I take over the counter cough syrup after getting steroid shots for a Sinus infection? Can't get prescriptions filled till tomorrow

Yes: There is no danger in OTC cough syrup interacting with the steroid shots. Hopefully your symptoms will be relieved but is sounds like you are already consulting with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

Not through the. ..: Question and answer forum you have just used. You can search the HeathTap site and select Virtual Consult, where, for a fee, you can connect with a doctor who, after interacting with you, may provide a prescription. Good luck! ...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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7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should I give her children's cough syrup?

7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should I give her children's cough syrup?

No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. No cough syrup!!! ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...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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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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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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What to do if I took too much cough syrup. Help please.?

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. ...Read more