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I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test (dip stick or lab) 24 hours after?

I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test (dip stick or lab) 24 hours after?

Maybe: This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including urine 5-HIAA/VMA levels, brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
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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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Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when I'm taking aprodine?

Can I take q-tussin cough dm medicine when I'm taking aprodine?

Yes you can: Q tussin cough syrup contains dextromethorphan a cogh suppresant and guaifenecin a mucolytic agent. It can be taken with aprodine an antihistamine and sudafed a decongestant. ...Read more

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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key.
If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp.
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I am an asthmatic with hbp with a bad cough. Proair & safe tussin not working. Tried nebulizer repeatedly...No good. Persistent wheeze and cough...

I am an asthmatic with hbp with a bad cough. Proair & safe tussin not working. Tried nebulizer repeatedly...No good. Persistent wheeze and cough...

Need right treatment: I don't see in your list. Inhaled steroid. Which is the main treatment to fix asthma. Using albuteral several times mean asthma is poorly controlled. You mead to see your. Doctor. ...Read more

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I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

Persistent: Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing
can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read more

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Is tussin a good cold medicine?

Is tussin a good cold medicine?

It can be used: Tussin is a combination med with dextromethorphan and guaifenesin, which may relieve symptoms of congestion with cold and may benefit foe a short 2to3 days use. ...Read more

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Can you take adult tussin for a cold if taking amox tr-k clv?

Can you take adult tussin for a cold if taking amox tr-k clv?

Yes: The adult tussin is likely to do a lot more good than than amox tr-k-clv, which is a placebo when it comes to treating colds. ...Read more

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Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

No: This medication contains dextromethorphan, guanenisine and phenylephine. These have not proven harmful in pregnancy. Some would avoid phenylephine in 1st trimester, or use only if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what tussin pearls are?

Can you tell me what tussin pearls are?

Perles: Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) (Zonatuss) are used to treat coughing. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure changes, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizzyness, convulsions, hallucinations, and more serious ones like coma in heavy doses. Minimize use following the label directions. If a cough persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Tussin with amoxicillin?

Can I take Tussin with amoxicillin?

Yes you can: Yes you can take it as there is no drug interaction and these are often prescribed together ...Read more

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Should I drink coffee while taking tussin cf?

Should I drink coffee while taking tussin cf?

Hepped up: F you drink your coffee black you might fel overly peppy. Thecombination may get you all hepped up. ...Read more

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Can I take wal tussin while pregnant?

Can I take wal tussin while pregnant?

Yes: This is fine to use for a few days to help with symptoms of a cold during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of drinking tussin dm?

What are the negative effects of drinking tussin dm?

Can be abused by som: It has been abused by some due to dextromethorphan ingredient and can not be used in children less than 2 years age and needs to be used with caution in children as it can be toxic if used excessively
it shuld only be used for short periods and not in asthmatics and smokers cough for long periods. ...Read more

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Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis?

Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis?

Different: These two narcotic cough suppressants have different opiate suppressants- Novasus has hydrocodone and CherraTussin has codeine. Novasus has chorpheniramine, an anti-histamine, while CherraTussin has guaifenesin, a cough suppressant. So these two cough syrups work in totally different ways ...Read more

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Is tussin dm pretty much the same as robotussin?

Is tussin dm pretty much the same as robotussin?

No: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is Guaifenesin which thins the mucous and may help with a cough, the dm part is detromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Will non-drowsy tussin dm make you hyper?

In some people: Dm is dextromethorphan, which can act like a neurotransmitter of a stimulatory nature. ...Read more

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Can I take a antihistamine along with Tussin DM?

Can I take a antihistamine along with Tussin DM?

Cough: Yes. Tussin DM is dextromethorphan hydrobromide and guaifenesin. An antihistamine should not be an issue. Just make sure you are taking it for the correct reason. Assume you are having an allergic reaction causing coughing? Cheers C ...Read more

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Is Tussin long acting safe to take while breastfeeding (dextromethorphan HBr USP 15mg)?

Breast feeding: Hi, Dextromethorphan is compatible with breastfeeding, there is substantial human data which shows it is safe. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter took 2 30mg Pseudoephrine HCI tablets. She also took 2 tsp of tussin CF which contained Phenylephrine HCI 5mg. Should we be wo?

My 15 year old daughter took 2 30mg Pseudoephrine HCI tablets. She also took 2 tsp of tussin CF which contained Phenylephrine HCI 5mg. Should we be wo?

Not really: This is not a situation that will lead to serious toxicity. She may have trouble sleeping and feel "spacey". Please have her consult with you before taking any medication, including OTC medications. She has taken more than twice the recommended dose of Pseudephedrine and combined with Phenylephrine will have some minor side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take aleve-d cold and sinus with tussin dm?

Can I take aleve-d cold and sinus with tussin dm?

Yes- what symptoms?: Aleve (naproxen) d cold/sinus contains Naproxen (for pain/fever), Pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) limit 2 tablets/day. Swallow whole. Tussin dm liquid contains Guaifenesin /dextromethorpan (work together to suppress cough) limit 8 tablespoonsfull/day. It is safe to take these together depending on your symptoms. These are adult doses. See physician if symptoms worsen/persist for more than 7 days. ...Read more