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cough syrup

n.
A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.

Patient discussion about cough syrup

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?

A. here is a story about an air force pilot who had an addiction to cough suppressant who ended bad and about the phenomenon in general:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4608341/

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"In the intervening night of August 3 and 4, on specific information, troops of under command Battalions of North Bengal frontier, Border Security Force, carried out a special Anti-Smuggling drive in their respective border areas and seized 560 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup and 22 cattle worth Rs 3,11,321 from different border areas," a BSF release stated.
The cricketer responded to the charge by admitting the ADRV but asserted that it was inadvertent, being caused by his ingestion of the over the counter cough syrup he had taken for his cough.
The recall affects 2 fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of the cough syrup with a lot number of KL180157.
These drugs should not be available to just anybody in order to curtail the menace of codeine containing cough syrup.
Dr Sam Atkinson, MHRA director of the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division said: "The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it looks OK.
ISLAMABAD -- A commonly used cough syrup has been recalled from the market on the direction of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) after it was learnt that stability data of the drug was out of specification.
A group of ten Thai nationals had their cover blown and were arrested after police caught wind of them supplying ketum juice and cough syrup out of their flats in Section 17 here.
He revealed from his hospital bed that he was thinking of going to rehab for treatment, which many fans believed was a reference to his cough syrup addiction.
Pure codeine is mostly prescribed as a painkiller and falls under controlled substances.Because of the restriction, users look for codeine elsewhere, with cough syrup being the easiest.
Still at the Tlokweng border, police arrested a Zimbabwean national who attempted to cross the border into Botswana with bottles of Broncleer cough syrup.
If you can make tea, you can make homemade cough syrup. There are a variety of herbs that can be used in cough syrup, I usually use sage or thyme.