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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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I took 1.5 Tablespoons instead of 2teaspoons of cough syrup Promethazine with Codeine. will I be ok? Or should I be worried ?

I took 1.5 Tablespoons instead  of 2teaspoons of cough syrup Promethazine with Codeine. will I be ok? Or should I be worried ?

Prometh c Cod: While not impossible, It would be highly unusual to encounter any serious adverse side effects at this dosage in the standard US concentration. Transient somnolence, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention and other minor side effects may be noted. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Not likely to help: You may want to consider a medical assisted detox program. Don't try to detox from heroin on your own. ...Read more

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33 week preg. Modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. Cough give me stomoc pain, dr. Priscribe me codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?

33 week preg. Modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. Cough give me stomoc pain, dr. Priscribe me  codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?

Most likely safe...: It is always hard to gauge how safe a medication is during pregnancy. Both of the drugs you mentioned are class c which is defined as drugs that have not been shown to be harmful to fetuses, but data is limiting; use if benefits outweigh potential risks. I guess i would ask how bad was your stomach pain from the cough. If it wasn't too bad, i wouldn't take anything (the safest alternative). ...Read more

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I would like to be prescribed to promethazine w/codeine for my allergies, sneezing cough, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anti-pshychotic effects..

Prescriptions: If you see your physician, s/he will take your history and examine you -- and also order any diagnostic tests that might help diagnose your condition. Sounds like you've been reading up on the possible effects of Promethazine w/codeine -- but your doctor will be the one to determine what, if anything, s/he feels is appropriate to prescribe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

I just took nyquil for my cough and sore throat now it's been half hour and I've been coughing crazy is it safe to take promethazine codeine in liquid?

Cough syrup: I don't prescribe promethazine for cough and do not consider it safe. The recommendation is a teaspoon of honey, which has proven benefits in the pediatric literature. Try a mug of hot tea and then the honey to coat the throat for its demulcent properties. If coughing for several days and worse, a proper history and physical is in order to seek the cause of your cough. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Diagnosed w/ double pnue.a week ago. On keflex, promethazine/codeine syrup and albuterol inhaler. Still coughing so hard I vomit and pee. Help?

Bronchi inflamed : Your pulmonary infection is attracting an inflammatory response, with mucus exudate that you must clear up and out. The cough is a good reflex. Still, you are miserable. Try: hot showers 3x/day, warm salt gargles hourly, a different cough med (Hycodan)(best rx), Ricola or Halls cough drops, tea hourly, and ask about different antibiotic. Are you wheezing? Any asthma tendencies? Predisone ? ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Promethazine (Definition)

Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after ...Read more