Cough Syrup vs Hydrocodone

Cough Syrup
(OTC)
Hydrocodone
(Rx)
Cough Syrup is a cough & cold medication and a mucus relief medication.
Hydrocodone is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
2.8
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
62,836 Discussions
153,340 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Common Cold
#3 for Flu
#4 for Bronchitis
#5 for Allergy
Cough Syrup is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Depression
#3 for Headaches
#4 for Chronic Pain
#5 for Back Pain
#6 for Allergy
#7 for Cough
#8 for Severe Pain
#9 for Migraines
Hydrocodone is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cou
Addiction
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Euphoria
1
Paranoia
1
Heart Pounding
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Brain Damage
1
Suicide
1
Heart Attack
1
Psychosis
1
Hyd
Addiction
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Euphoria
3
Vomiting
2
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
1
Dry Mouth
1
Seizures
1
Liver Damage
1
Restlessness
1
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Cough Syrup
Cou
Hydrocodone
Hyd
Addiction
Cou
Hyd
2
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cou
Hyd
1
9
Euphoria
Cou
Hyd
1
3
Paranoia
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Heart Pounding
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Brain Damage
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Suicide
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Heart Attack
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Psychosis
Cou
Hyd
1
0
Addiction
Hyd
Cou
10
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Hyd
Cou
9
1
Euphoria
Hyd
Cou
3
1
Vomiting
Hyd
Cou
2
0
Drowsiness
Hyd
Cou
2
0
Numbness
Hyd
Cou
1
0
Dry Mouth
Hyd
Cou
1
0
Seizures
Hyd
Cou
1
0
Liver Damage
Hyd
Cou
1
0
Restlessness
Hyd
Cou
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Cough Syrup during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cough Syrup and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Hydrocodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Syrup
Dosages
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Liquid: , 100 mg/5 mL, 5-10-100 mg/5 mL
Syrup: , 2-12.5 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine , Phenylephrine Hcl/Pheniramine Maleate , Guaifenesin , Dextromethorphan Hbr/Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Phenylephrine Hcl/Hydrocodone Bit/Chlorpheniramine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cough Syrup and Hydrocodone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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