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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)

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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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