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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)

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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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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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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