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Where can I find REM cough syrup?

Where can I find REM cough syrup?

Not available: This cough medication from the 1930's contains; 1% alcohol, 1/5% benzyl alcohol, 1/2% chloroform, squills, ipecac, lobelia, wild cherry, blood root, herehound, white pine, tar, tolu, menthol, glycerine, and ammonium chloride. Source: actual product box from the 1930's the maryland pharmaceutical co. Baltimore, md. (i can't confirm this but it is interesting---not sure I would ingest this!). ...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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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 codeine in equate cough syrup?

Equate cough syrup: Codeine is a controlled narcotic. It is only available by prescription.
Equate cough syrup is over the counter medication. One of its active ingredient is dextromethorphan. It doesn't contain codeine. ...Read more

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Could taking cough syrup help me conceive?

Could taking cough syrup help me conceive?

No: There is no valid use for cough syrup in any fertility strategy. Many women have been told to take cough syrup to 'improve' cervical mucus, but there is no validity to this claim whatsoever. ...Read more

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Could rondec (cough syrup) contain codeine?

Could rondec (cough syrup) contain codeine?

Rondec: There is no codeine in this - its has the following
chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylephrine hydrochloride ...Read more

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Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Benzonatate pearls: No these will not get you high like cough syrup. Because it does not contain narcotics like codeine, hydrocodone or dexomorphone. ...Read more

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How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

Depends the amount: Usually one drink takes 1-2 hour to disappear. Therefore it should be ok after 4 hours with 2 drinks.

However, there all kinds of cough syrups. Some have tylenol (acetaminophen) and both tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol may cause bad liver trouble.

Obviously, it also depends the amount of cough syrup and the presence of any (undetected) liver disease. ...Read more

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Help, I can't get rid of this cough even with cough syrup?

Help, I can't get rid of this cough even with cough syrup?

Mgt: Your PCP will probably order a chest radiograph and TB skin test, along with pulmonary function testing to determine the underlying cause. I agree there are many possible causes. If the cough is wet or productive, this increases the likelihood of an infection. ...Read more

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What should I do if I swallowed too much codeine cough syrup?

What should I do if I swallowed too much codeine cough syrup?

Poison control: Too much Codeine can cause respiratory depression. You should call poison control to alert them as to how much you took and they will let you know if you should be evaluated in the emergency department. ...Read more

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What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

Check for DM: Tussin DM syrup has guiafensin a mucous thinning agent. The DM is the abbreviation for Dextromorphan the cough suppressant medication.
It does not contain an antihistamine like brompheniramine.

Use according to label directions for age, amount and frequency of dosing.

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Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Codeine cough syrup: If I understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/khflmgd. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Yes: If you have taken melatonin in the past with good results, it is ok to take it along with a prescription cough syrup. Just be aware that there can be additive effects of taking both together, ie you may be more sedated than usual, or even feel groggy when you wake up in the morning. Use a low dose of melatonin, eg. 5-1 mg and increase by. 5mg nightly if needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Yes: The cough suppressant is the same in the medication so either will help with the cough ...Read more

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How much time will the codeine in cough syrup show up in a urinanalysis?

1 day only: The short half-life of Codeine in serum is only 2-4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=1 days. The Codeine will stay in your system for about 1 days. Take this opportunity and stay clean. ...Read more

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Allergic to codine & codone. Is there another cough syrup similar to take?

No: For severe cough, we may prescribe Robitussin (guaifenesin) w/ codeine. It will help w/ cough suppression, illness pain, and insomnia. For people who do not tolerate codeine, vicotussin can be used; but that has hydro-codone, which you say you're sensitive to. That pretty much rules out the narcotics for cough suppression. You could use tessalon for great cough control, but without the sedation nor pain control. ...Read more

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I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

Be careful: Both Codeine and melatonin have sedative effects, and the two together may cause significant sedation. If you are taking other meds, there may be further interactions. If you have respiratory problems, the combo may exacerbate those problems. You may also feel groggy in the morning; so be careful with machinery or driving. I'd advise using one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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Having a really bad cough, cough syrup not working at the moment. Any remedies?

Having a really bad cough, cough syrup not working at the moment. Any remedies?

Respirat. Infection: All your symptoms point to an Upper respiratory infection.Load up on the fluids and chicken soup for a few days and rest. If not better, seek consultation. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Yes: If you've taken melatonin previously with good results, it's ok to take along with your cough medication at night. Just be aware combining the two may produce additive, or stronger, effects than taken individually. You may be more sedated, or more groggy when you wake up. Use the lowest effective melatonin dose, eg. 5-1 mg, increase by. 5mg nightly as needed. ...Read more

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Is there a legal over-the-counter cough syrup that contains codeine in it in Canada?

Sorry: Doubt it but do not know the laws and availability in Canada. It's not OTC here ...Read more

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Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

It all depends: On what is causing the cough, is it constant, persistent, annoying etc? If you know your cough is not infectious and not disrupting, you may go to the gym. Do be considerate of others. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bronchitis and was prescribed a medicine called rondee cough syrup?

What to do if I have bronchitis and was prescribed a medicine called rondee cough syrup?

RONDEC?: What is your specific question about Rondec? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had to take some cough syrup, want to have a beer with dinner?

That you learn that: In life, you cannot always have things both ways, and cannot always do what you want. Cough syrups contain depressant drugs like dextromethorphan, codeine and antihistamines, and those effects can be magnified by alcohol. This is why most cough medicines no longer contain alcohol. We make choices in life, and the choice to take cough syrup trumps the choice to drink beer with dinner. O'Douls?? ...Read more

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I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I want to know how can I extract codeine from cough syrup by solvent extraction technique?

I appreciate your: Honesty. I once saw a video of two men who died after they smoked poison ivy. Their lungs filled up with fluid, their throat closed & died painfully in a few minutes. I can't imagine the road you are on will end in anything different. Shame. Honesty is a great virtue. It's time to be honest with yourself. You need help. ...Read more

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I take medicine for sinus tachicardia and really would like an OTC cough syrup what is safe?

I take medicine for sinus tachicardia and really would like an OTC cough syrup what is safe?

Dextromethorfan: It would be safe to try a cough medicine which contains dextromethorfan sometimes written as dm on the bottle. It is not a great cough suppresant but would be safe to try. ...Read more

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I took codeine cough syrup 3 hours ago to no effect on my wracking cough; can I take NyQuil now?

No: Codeine containing preparation and any Nyquil isn't recommended, combination would cause CNS depression. Cough can be due to multitude of causes, codeine itself can paradoxically cause cough. Kindly call/see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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My 3yrs old son coughs in continuous volleys. Has been on cough syrup then antibiotics 5 days. Pls what do I do?

My 3yrs old son coughs in continuous volleys. Has been on cough syrup then antibiotics 5 days. Pls what do I do?

Child's Cough: Did he have his DPT vaccination? You don't want to miss pertussis. If you are in a dry climate, a humidifier may help. Does he have a feber? Is he active or sleepy? If active and no fever, that is a good sign. Since kids have small airways, coughs can persist for weeks, but if the right antibiotic was chosen and he is up and active, he should improve. If not, call the pediatrician. ...Read more