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Cough syrup detremental to health - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I hlep yoiu
User :   hello
User :   i wanted to ask you a general question
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   i've been doing some cough syrup regularly
User :   it's detrimental to my health right?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it's detrimental to my health right?
User :   my stool's not passing properly
User :   and i get problems urinating
Doctor :   What is detrimental
Doctor :   What is the cough syrup
User :   lupicof
Doctor :   that yoi utake regularly]
User :   detrimental as in bad
User :   ?
Doctor :   yea
User :   k
User :   can you suggest some way for me to quit?
Doctor :   are yoiu correct in Spelling of the syrup
User :   think so
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suppose Lupicof has codeine phosphate in it
User :   correct
Doctor :   which is an addicting
Doctor :   substance
Doctor :   It is an antitussive
Doctor :   and it is mainly use dto suppress cough at the Brain level
User :   it's a heroine dereivative right?
User :   wow3
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   the side effects of codeine and the morphine derivatives are
Doctor :   Constipation
Doctor :   Urinary retention
User :   correct
Doctor :   it has lot of withdrwl effects
User :   i have been experiencing the same
User :   anyways to counter the withdrawl and get out of the habit
Doctor :   you hsould not be put off the syrup with out prop0er advice and examination by the physician
Doctor :   Please fill this form and say when done
User :   done
User :   meaning i should visit a doctor and get proper advice on quitting it?
Doctor :   I would recommend yoiu to get a physical examinsation
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   exactly
User :   thanks a lot
User :   will try not consuming it for a couple of days and will see futher
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