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What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

Honey-based: Another choice would be to use one of the honey-based cough medications. A recent study indicated that honey was as effective as many other cough preparations. Because xyrem may cause some respiratory depression, honey-based products should not contribute to any potential adverse effects. ...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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Coridian Hbp is the only cold and cough medication I have in the house right now. Can I give this to my 8 year old?

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Coridian Hbp is the only cold and  cough medication I have in the house right now. Can I give this to my 8 year old?

Yes but...: if it is day and night, you can give the day pill one pill 2-3 times a day. the night pill acetaminophen dose may be too strong, but wont hurt if given once. However, best to avoid these things for kids. I give acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever, pain, zyrtec (cetirizine) for runny nose, honey/lemon tea for cough. Rumor has it rubbing vicks on soles of feet then wearing socks helps cough. ...Read more

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What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children ?

What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children ?

Depend on age.: All medications are safe if done appropriately for age and weight. ...Read more

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Is there a safe cough medication to take while 7 months pregnant?

Is there a safe cough medication to take while 7 months pregnant?

Honey: Honey would likely be the safest. However the fetus has mostly grown by 7th months and thus is not as susceptible to most drugs than earlier. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Yes: It is safest to take the medications with the least ingredients though. If a medication has multiple components, it's likely that at least 1 will cause problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can a nighttime cough medication be both a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

How can a nighttime cough medication be both a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

In the lungs nothing: Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung. The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

Cough control: Hycodan (hydrocodone) can give excellent relief of cough. Unfortunately, if you are coughing again a lot after 3-4 hours, I would say the Hycodan (hydrocodone) levels are not sufficient to relieve the cough by itself. Hopefully, taking the NyQuil at that point will hopefully give you additive benefit. I would not typically take both meds together. If your cough is increasing/getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cough medication affect the pill?

Does cough medication affect the pill?

Need more info!: Which cough medication? Which pill? Check drug-drug interaction checkers at www.Online.Epocrates.Com and www.Drugs.Com. Better yet, as your pharmacist and/or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medication can someone with sarcoidosis take?

What kind of cough medication can someone with sarcoidosis take?

Depends: Just like anyone, there are causes of coughing and the cough is treated the same way. A productive cough is treated with expectorant to help with clearing of secretion, and if with allergy, treated like allergy. Bronchospasms is treated with the inhalers. If there is already co2 retention, be careful with narcotic cough suppressants to avoid severe sedation. ...Read more

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1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

Febrile seizures: If he has an ear infection it is due to the mucus which has backed up from the nose. You can help the problem by using salt water nose drops, a vaporizer, and bulb syringe to such up the mucus. Antibiotics such as Amoxil for the ear infection itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever control. Warm baths when you see the temp riding rapidly or over 102 to try and prevent future seizuring. ...Read more

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How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

Few days: Depends on the dose and duration of use. No more than five days after stopping it. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8 months and has a horrible cough can i get her some cough medicine from a drug store for her age?

Mgt: It is not advised at her age. I would suggest nasal saline drops and a humidifier which can provide some relief.
She should see her PCP, and a virtual appointment can be booked online as well. ...Read more

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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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Best cough medicine?

Best cough medicine?

No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless i know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine?

What is the best cough medicine?

Hydration/Expectoran: Best cough medicine is to treat the cause of the cough like allergies/asthma/pnumonia/copd/stop smoking if smoker and
hydration by drinking more fluids which makes the secretions thin and easy to cough out
expectorations with or without cough suppressant like dextromethorphen and rarely opiates
there is not one cough medicine for every one.It depends if cough is dry or with expectoration
ask md. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to cough medicine?

What's an alternative to cough medicine?

Depends: Depends on the mechanism of cough. Speech therapy, breathing techniques, patient counseling and nasal sprays can help individuals with chronic coughs. ...Read more

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What is some cough medicine that actually works?

Codeine: Codeine is a well known cough suppressant. You can also consider guafenesin, which will thin out the mucus. ...Read more

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How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

First the label: Did you take more than you should within a given period of time? Did you take the cough medicine and any other medications?

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I'm curious what could happen if i overdose cough medicine?

I'm curious what could happen if i overdose cough medicine?

A whole host : intoxication, loss of sensation, brain damage in the form of lesions into your brain, hallucinations, etc. it's not a good idea to get high on or overdose on cough syrup. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for hypothyrodism?

What cough medicine is good for hypothyrodism?

Any.: Same cough medicine as for everyone else. Hypothyroid will not affect those meds in any way. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the cough medicine 'trexbrom' have any codiene in it?

I was wondering does the cough medicine 'trexbrom' have any codiene in it?

No: According to the drug manufacturer Capellon Pharmaceruticals LTD, Texbrom contains Brompheniramine Maleate,
Chlophedianol HCL and Phenylephrine HCl. There is no Codeine in this preparation. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?

Potential Addiction: Cough medicine is abusable and has been abused. Known as robo tripping (http://bit.Ly/bookse), the specific "high" comes from the ingredient dextromethorphan, which essentially causes a dissociative-like state, alongside confusion, slurred speech, etc. Very high doses can lead to respiratory depression and death. Anyone with this problem should seek professional help. ...Read more

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Is mixing a cough medicine with milk poisonous?

No: Milk just causes a bit more phlegm production so you feel like coughing but it certainly will not harm you no matter what cough medicine you are taking! ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Yes, you can, but: risk of side effects increases. Tramadol use can also lead to addiction, abuse, and misuse. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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