Codeine and hydrocodone are the two strongest narcotic cough syrups available in the United States. Since they are considered to be narcotic drugs, they are only available with a prescription from a doctor.Know More
Doctors generally only prescribe narcotic cough medications to people who have been suffering with a cough for a long period of time. The narcotics that are present in the cough syrups allow a person to relax and can help them sleep undisturbed by coughing. Since these medications contain narcotics, they should always be taken under the supervision of a doctor and should not be used for purposes other than what they were prescribed.
There is a slight risk for addiction in people who take narcotic cough syrup. People can become physically dependent on the drug and their bodies may not be able to stop coughing without the drug. Narcotic cough syrups may also interfere with other medications, especially anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications. Narcotic medications nearly always make patients feel drowsy and can cause confusion. People who are taking narcotic cough syrup should not drive or operate machinery when they are under the influence of the drug.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
The letters "DM" in cough syrup are an abbreviation of dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant that belongs to a group of drugs called antitussives. It works in the brain to reduce the desire to cough.Full Answer >
Buckley's cough syrup is sold through a number of online and physical retailers, including CVS Pharmacy, Amazon and eBay. The prices vary depending on the product's size and retailer, but they generally sell for around $23 as of March 2015.Full Answer >
Buckley's cough syrup can be found at Rite-Aid and Eckerd pharmacies, according to the company's website. It is also available from many online retailers, such as Amazon. Buckley's cough syrup is an over-the-counter remedy that is popular in Canada, and it is also available in select stores in the United States.Full Answer >
According to MedicineNet, homatropine and hydrocodone are used together in cough syrup because homatropine helps to counter and balance the negative effects caused by hydrocodone. Homatropine is also added in low doses to cough syrups containing hydrocodone to discourage deliberate overdoses of hydrocodone.Full Answer >