Hydrocodone cough syrup

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Avatar m tn Well, tussionex is part hydrocodone which is a semi-synthetic opioid and part chlorpheniramine which is a type of antihistamine. So some people can be more sensitive to the hydrocodone (vicadin) part of the cough syrup. It is a fairly addictive drug and some people have genetics (an enzyme called cpy 2d6) that increases the duration the hydrocodone is elevated in their blood. This leads to exaggerated effects or feeling of euphora and other symptoms.
Avatar m tn I know it's cough syrup. Or, more precisely, it's hydrocodone that is used for, among other things, cough suppression, as well as pain management. That is why he told me to use it for sleep - it suppresses any pain and actually works well. I'm not sure why it comes as a syrup - maybe people with a cough want cough "syrup", not pills? As for Doctors prescribing it for anything else, it's called off label use, and unfortunately Doctors do that all the time.
Avatar f tn I relapsed in Dec/Jan and it all started with bronchitis and a bottle of cough syrup with codeine (not even hydrocodone).. Good job on being honest with your idiot doctor.. now just pour it out and move on. No need to be worried or dwell at all.. Just be on your a-game cause chances are even a teaspoon will kick those cravings into overdrive so its best to not have it around.. good luck!
Avatar f tn All opiates/opioids are cough supressants. Promethazine cough syrup can be compounded with either hydrocodone or codeine. Taking an occasional Vicodin while on treatment is not drug abuse.
Avatar f tn Two weeks ago I have a severe sinus infection, the doctor prescribed some azithromycin, prednisone, and hydrocodone cough syrup, I only took the cough syrup twice, it was too strong and made me hallucinate. However, I now have a stiff neck that is extremely painful at times. It wakes me up in the middle of the night and I can't continue to stay in bed. Yet, when I get up and sit in the chair I am exhausted. The stiffness and pain is on the right side of my neck and head.
498159 tn?1209846182 hows it going, never been on this site before but i was wondering if anyone had any information that could help me with my addiction to cough syrup. i've been taking extreme amounts for about 3 of 4 years. I pretty much can't go a day with out taking it. Does anyone have any info or advice?
406036 tn?1216188561 as long as is doesnt turn into you seeking more drugs once your cough syrup is gone you will be fine you wont go through withdrawals but you might start craving the drug more strongly again
Avatar n tn For OTC cough syrup, I use Delsym (Dextromethorphan polistirex) or Mucinex (Guaifenesin). I've never had a problem with either, and I'd consider myself fairly sensitive to cold medications. When I need the big guns, I get my PCP to prescribe Tussionex (chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone) aka. "Liquid Gold". I love this stuff. It's expensive, hence the name. But you WILL stop coughing, and you WILL sleep!
Avatar n tn If the medication is strictly for cough from collapsing trachea, or kennel cough than any cough suppressant should be effective. Prescription cough suppressants are usually human preparations that contain codeine or hydrocodone. Many of these are available in combination with an anti-histamine in a cough syrup and some are in tablet form. Your vet can give you a prescription of one that is appropriate for your dog's condition and the medication can be filled at a human pharmacy.
674555 tn?1272600376 im a member on this site and my lil brother called me cause he was high and (because im in college he thought id know) me mixed hydrocodone (10mg) cough syrup and a tylenol 3 (30mg codeine) with a shot of vodka and i want to know if thats a dangerous mix after he did it of course ...i honestly dont know and was wondering if anyone does??
Avatar f tn My PCP actually gave it to me for cough when I had the flu (since there is an ingredient in the cough syrup that we preggos cannot have). Just make sure your OB is aware that you are taking them and do NOT cut down too fast. Withdrawal and the stress that comes with the withdrawals are more harmful for the baby than the actual medication.
Avatar f tn I need some answers- I have been abusing Hycodan (Hydrocodone cough syrup) for several months now. I recieved the first prescripton a couple years ago and noticed that i liked it. I would get another Rx off and on for bronchitis or whatever, and during these times i would take more than i should at a time, but when i ran out i never had any w/d. Over the last 6 months or so i have had several refills and hardly went without the drug for more than a day.
Avatar f tn I had a bad cold with my son and I lost my voice. My ob prescribed me a cough syrup with hydrocodone in it. I tried everything and nothing relieved my cough or tickle.
Avatar f tn AND, I was given a Rx for Hycodan syrup, which, as we all know, has hydrocodone in it. But my husband gave it to me when I needed it, and I took it only as ordered. I flushed the rest of it. I still feel like I cheated, though. But, I'm getting past that. I know it's not abusing or cheating if you take a medication like it is ordered and if you REALLY need it. Anyway, I just wanted to check in. 121 days! Wow!
371980 tn?1276740809 re going to stop taking the cough stuff, and then do just that. From what was posted, as long as you take the cough meds as directed, the level of hydrocodone in them is small enough that you probably won't even realize that it's in there, so there will be nothing to make you even want to take it after you no longer need it.
Avatar m tn Does anyone know anything about this cough syrup.?it is supposedly time released and I don't how that works. What is the deal with this stuff everyone says it's very dangerous but no one says why.
Avatar n tn I was going to tell you that you're in the wrong place to ask about what medicine made you high..but, if you want to get high off of cough syrup..then you're in the right place. Keep reading about what that stuff will do to you.
653169 tn?1303446369 My good friend has a son that keeps buying cough syrup and drinking it like water. He tells his mom, (my friend) that he has a cold, but she says he doesn't seem sick and wonders if he is drinking the stuff to get a high. Her son is 16 yrs. old. She asked my advice, but I don't know much about it, so I told her I would do some research.
Avatar f tn What kind of cough syrup? The only thing to do to help him is to confront him and tell him your worried and that he needs to get help.
Avatar f tn The doctor prescribed me hydrocodone cough syrup (i cant take codein), augmentin, zofran plus all my usual meds. I go back to the OB on wednesday for my first real u/s. anyone else ever had to take any of these meds? how did things turn out?
401095 tn?1351391770 I take ambien to sleep and have never abused that in the past either....scared to take anything now...I also have polytussin cough syrup and we all know that has hydrocodone in it ....Last time I was out of pills(mind you "out of pills, not quit") for 2 months I took that 3 times a day and made it...but I know it is a substitute and the lortab will not leave my system if i take it to curb the WDs...should I trash it?
Avatar n tn I realise I am addicted to a cough syrup with hydrocodone(5mg per dose). I go through a 240mg bottle in 8-9 days. My problem is I have allergies of dust and mold that make me cough till I am exhausted or sinus drainage from these allegies that cause sinus infections that settle in my chest and it starts all over again. I take it as a maintenance to keep from all my symptoms coming to the uncontrollable cough to the tickle in my throat that drives me nuts.
Avatar f tn My four year old had a nasty cold last year and our family dr prescribed him some cough syrup. I looked at it when I was cleaning out to check the date. It was hydrocodone cough syrup!!!!! Almost full, down the drain. Who gives a four year old a medicine like that when there are so many other non narcotic remedies that would be effective. He's four!!! Thank god I didn't pump him full of it, and thank god even more for the strength to dump that bottle instead of drink it.