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Codeine/promethazine Rating Summary

8.7/10 Average Rating

32 Ratings with 25 User Reviews

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Reviews for Codeine/promethazine to treat Cough

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"Yes it is very effective but has serious side effects like abnormal, fast heart beating and vomiting if its uses against cough regularly or overdose. It must be used very few as possible. It is extremely dangerous to use this with doctor control."

   
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de dre (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 24, 2016

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"I swear this is a placebo, did nothing for the pain in my back, chest, and throat, and barely anything for cough. Very disappointing..."

sickandfedup (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2016

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"It is ineffectual. My muscles ache from the wretched coughing. It is functionally a placebo."

   
2.0

Mensa174 March 15, 2016

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"Dampened my cough as soon as it was consumed and soon after completely got rid of the cough."

   
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Detour180 March 12, 2016

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"Couldn't sleep due to horrid cough and respiratory infection. Doctor prescribed Z PAC and this cough syrup. About 1/2 after taking it cough stopped for the first time. It did not put me to sleep. But it did help the cough."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2016

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"5 days no sleep due to horrible cough. I was very excited to try this. It seems to have made my cough worse or at least didn't help at all. Got extremely drowsy, so fought a hacking cough while fighting to stay awake. Miserable night!"

   
1.0

Hinst February 17, 2016

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"The only thing that diminished an unbearable and painful cough"

   
8.0

Mldf (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

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"This is the only thing will stop my cough. I have upper respiratory infection and can't stop coughing."

   
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Lee57 October 16, 2015

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"Helped a lot with my cough, did make me quite drowsy during daytime hours so beware. After taking for several days as prescribed coming off of it has made me quite dizzy and generally not feeling great, might be a part of the controlled element of it. For me, definitely worth the other stuff, really good for calming my cough."

   
9.0

Anonymous July 27, 2015

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"Amazing! I have been miserable for three nights and unable to sleep soundly. After 2 tblspoons of this medicine and a 30 minute wait my cough is next to gone! Miracle working."

   
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Tatortot15 (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2015

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"Did nothing for more cough, still can't sleep."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2015

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"the only thing that actually works"

   
10

tinwi (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2014

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"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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JND 2014 September 16, 2014

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"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."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2014

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"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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pinkipod March 3, 2014

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"Excellent medicine, stops the cough, give it 1/2 hour to kick in, then it will put you to sleep."

   
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Bob1823 (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2013

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"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."

   
9.0

Sam from El Paso, Texas (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2012

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"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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Breathing Freely December 29, 2011

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"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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Anonymous May 8, 2011

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"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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syruplover December 22, 2010

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"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."

   
8.0

juliewannabebetter March 19, 2010

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"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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Smeegle January 31, 2010

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"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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Anonymous August 1, 2008

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"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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Ray~ April 22, 2008

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"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!"

Anonymous February 26, 2008

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