User Reviews for Codeine/promethazine

Also known as: Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl, Phenergan with Codeine, Promethazine HCl and Codeine Phosphate, Promethazine HCl with Codeine, Promethazine with Codeine

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Codeine/promethazine review summary

9.4/10 Average Rating

21 Ratings with 13 User Reviews

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Review by JND 2014:

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10

I had upper respiratory infection along with a runny nose and a throat infection. This medicine does its miracles. For 2 nights I wasn't able to sleep and I tried over the counter meds however nothing made it better. After I saw my doctor he prescribed me this syrup along with amoxicilin and wow I must say I slept amazingly great and woke up feeling much better. I only took the syrup at night since its not recommended to drive or to use at work. I don't abuse of it, I only took 1 tsp at night with some Sprite for 3 days and my cough got better day by day. This medicine will put you to sleep and it will stop the urge of coughing. Only use at home before bed.

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September 16, 2014 9:57 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

Have been taking this medication for 2 days for cough associated with upper respiratory infection. It does make me sleepy but does not alleviate my cough. Unfortunately, still up 2-3 times during the night violently coughing.

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September 13, 2014 9:51 AM

Review by pinkipod:

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10

Had a very bad cough/cold/flu for almost three weeks; nothing over the counter helped; finally prescribed this cough medication and yes, I actually slept all night and didn't cough at all until it started to wear off but it is very sedating.

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March 3, 2014 9:38 PM

Review by Bob1823 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Promethazine with Codeine (codeine / promethazine): Excellent medicine, stops the cough, give it 1/2 hour to kick in, then it will put you to sleep.

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December 24, 2013 5:20 PM

Review by Sam from El Paso, Texas (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Promethazine with Codeine (codeine / promethazine): The combination of antihistamine benefits along with the codeine to calm the coughing is a necessary combination to help the healing process. Recommend only in uncontrollable coughing spells this combination.

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December 28, 2012 1:14 AM

Review by Breathing Freely:

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10

Have had a cold for a little over a week now. Yes, I had it during Christmas, and I'll still have it for New Year's Eve. For 3 or 4 nights in a row, I couldn't sleep, due to a tickling in my throat when I would lie down at night. I would cough violently, attempting to stop the tickle. I was so exhausted by the time I went to the doctor for help. I'd tried everything over-the-counter with dextromethorphan HBr (Mucinex Fast-MAX) and pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) but nothing was touching it. Thanks to one tiny teaspoon of this prescription elixir, I've just enjoyed 10 hours of solid (uninterrupted) sleep! Hallelujah! I didn't wake up even once to cough! I'm so glad there's still something out there that works!

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December 29, 2011 11:11 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have been coughing for almost 2 weeks unable to sleep at night because of the cough. Doctor says it is bronchitis along with a cold. I got this cough medicine and I was able to sleep AND I felt much better if for no other reason than the sleep, but the cough is much better too!

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May 8, 2011 10:41 PM

Review by syruplover:

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9.0

Promethazine with Codeine (codeine / promethazine): Suppresses cough significantly and definitely helps when it comes to upper respiratory congestion. Only downsides include extreme itchiness and sensitivity to light in the average normally healthy adult.

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December 22, 2010 4:46 PM

Review by juliewannabebetter:

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8.0

I just got this prescribed to me this afternoon. I have been really sick for a week and not sleeping well. Turns out I had a sinus and double ear infection. I usually don't like anything with codeine because it makes me nauseous. But so far no nausea, not helping a whole lot with the coughing but I don't really care either.

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March 19, 2010 6:03 PM

Review by Smeegle:

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9.0

Phenergan with Codeine (codeine / promethazine): This combination really helps me control my cough at night so that I am able to get a good night's rest.

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January 31, 2010 9:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Phenergan with Codeine (codeine / promethazine): I usually only use the codeine syrup when I experience a dry, unproductive cough and even then I try to only take it in the evening so that I might be able to sleep better. I have frequent lung infections and unfortunately this often develops into dry coughing spasms.

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August 1, 2008 8:55 PM

Review by Ray~:

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10

I have had a horrible cold and cough on and off for a couple of months and the doctor tried every cough medication in the book that you could possibly name. Finally he tried me with this promethazine and codeine syrup and I could not believe how much better I felt. I would recommend to anyone with a severe cough and cold.

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April 22, 2008 3:02 AM

Review by Anonymous:

I came down with a cough that would not quit this winter. The doctor thought it might be seasonal allergies in conjunction with other issues. He gave me promethazine with codeine and it worked great. I was able to sleep through teh night (finally!!) and the cough finally went away. it was not a cure but at least it helped me sleep!

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February 26, 2008 3:34 PM

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