Patient discussion about syrup

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Q. Addiction to a cough syrup??

Is it true you can get addicted to cough syrup? And is so- why is that? Is it dangerous? Should I not take cough syrup?
A1here is a story about an air force pilot who had an addiction to cough suppressant who ended bad and about the phenomenon in general:
A2Cough syrup sometimes have codeine in them, this is an opiate, not a strong one and not as addictive. It is there to anesthetize your trachea in order to reduce coughing. I guess if you take a lot of it you can get addicted. But if you take it with as the Doctor instructed – I don’t think you’ll have a problem…
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