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What is HC Tussive syrup?
This combination product is used to treat symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Decongestants help relieve stuffy nose symptoms.
Is promethazine a narcotic?
Technically, no, promethazine is not a narcotic, a term that’s frequently misused, often interchangeably as a reference to any sort of illegal substance.
Is codeine an opioid?
“Opioids” include prescription drugs such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Lorcet®), and meperidine (Demerol®), as well as illegal drugs like heroin.
Does Guaifenesin AC cough syrup have codeine in it?
Robitussin AC (guaifenesin / codeine) is a combination of two medications: guaifenesin and codeine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that thins and loosens the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough it up.
What does dextromethorphan treat?
Dextromethorphan is used to temporarily relieve cough caused by the common cold, the flu, or other conditions. Dextromethorphan will relieve a cough but will not treat the cause of the cough or speed recovery. Dextromethorphan is in a class of medications called antitussives.
What are antitussives and expectorants?
Antitussives are cough suppressants. They relieve your cough by blocking the cough reflex. Expectorants thin mucus. This may help your cough clear the mucus from your airway. Drinking extra fluids also helps keep mucus thin.
Is promethazine the same as Zofran?
Ondansetron and promethazine are used to prevent nausea and vomiting. Promethazine is also used as an antihistamine and sedative. Brand names for ondansetron include Zofran, Zofran ODT, and Zuplenz. Brand names for promethazine include Phenergan, Phenadoz, and Promethegan.
Is oxycodone the same as Percocet?
The key differences between them are: Oxycodone is a derivative of opium and sold under different brand names, including OxyContin. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone and Percocet are both classified as narcotic analgesics.
Which is stronger hydrocodone or oxycodone?
Both are powerful, but oxycodone is approximately 30 percent stronger than hydrocodone. Many studies have shown that a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen was better at treating pain than hydrocodone with acetaminophen, however.
Does guaifenesin contain alcohol?
Alcohol 3.5%, artificial cherry flavor, caramel, citric acid, disodium edetate, FD&C Red #40, glycerin, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution. Temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants.
Can you drink with guaifenesin?
Although guaifenesin technically does not interact with alcohol, it is still better to skip the alcohol while sick. Alcohol can cause symptoms of the illness (and side effects of your medicines) to worsen.
Can you drink alcohol while taking dextromethorphan?
Using dextromethorphan together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with dextromethorphan.