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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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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 gave my 18months baby a cough syrup prospan( dried ivy leaf extract for 3 days &found out that I should have shaked the bottle.Did i harm my baby?

I gave my 18months baby a cough syrup prospan( dried ivy leaf extract for 3 days &found out that I should have shaked the bottle.Did i harm my baby?

Cough syrups : No cough medication has been safely approved for children at that age.At this time the american academy of pediatrics recommends honey in children over a year old for cough relief.I am not familiar with ivy leaf extract so i can't give you a final answer on it but definitely can advise you not to use any meds that have not been recommended by your pediatritian.If it was px call prescriber x advise. ...Read more

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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

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Its 4 days since my wisdom tooth removed and im having a cough..Is it ok to drink cough syrup together with amoxicillin antibiotic?

Its 4 days since my wisdom tooth removed and im having a cough..Is it ok to drink cough syrup together with amoxicillin antibiotic?

Depends on: Depends on active ingredient in the cough syrup you are taking. To be totally certain, talk to a pharmacist and inform them the exact cough syrup so they may determine if contraindicated. ...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?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more

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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

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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 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