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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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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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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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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

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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 . ...Read more

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

Im 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