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Doctor insights on: The Chemical Ingredients Of Cough Syrup

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Whats a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Whats 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

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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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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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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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