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Can cough syrup make you sleepy?

Does cough syrup make you sleepy? Cough syrups either try to suppress it or help you to cough up phlegm. Cough suppressants contain pholcodeine or Dextromethorphan Polistirex

This medication is used for temporary relief of coughs without phlegm that are caused by certain infections of the air passages. This product should not usually be used for an ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems unless directed by your doctor.

, which tell the brain to stop the coughing reflex. They can make you dizzy and sleepy, which is fine if you are staying in bed, but not so good if you are driving.

Why does cough syrup make you feel drowsy? It also causes feelings of euphoria which is why opioids are abused so often. They just make you feel really good. Until you take to much. Then you get really sleep and eventually die of you take even more. The cough syrup with promethazine can make you drowsy because of the promethazine itself.

What happens if you take cough syrup with promethazine? Then you get really sleep and eventually die of you take even more. The cough syrup with promethazine can make you drowsy because of the promethazine itself. Promethazine is an antihistamine and has anti-cholinergic action in the brain which can also cause drowsiness.

Is it safe for children to take cough syrup? Cough syrups do have one known benefit: They can make you drowsy and help you get to sleep, which is likely very much needed. (Cough syrup is not recommended for children under the age of four.) Just don’t take more than instructed because that can be seriously dangerous.

What are the ingredients in prescription cough syrup? Answer Wiki. Prescription cough syrup generally has codeine and some have codeine and promethazine. Some are also made with hydrocodone(one of the ingredients in Vicodin).