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Effects of taking overdose of cough syrup - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Medicines and Side Effects
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Answered : 40 Questions

User :   hi there
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have a cough and was advised by NHS to get some cough medicine - so I went for Covonia Chesty Cough Mixture
User :   I have carelessly misread the dosage instructions on the bottle
User :   and taken about 3ml more than I should have done (which was 2 x 5ml)
Doctor :   k..
User :   should I be phoning for an ambulance? or should that amount over the dosage be safe?
Doctor :   how old ur?
User :   i'm 22 male
Doctor :   k.. dont worry.. cough syrups dont cause much
Doctor :   of side effects..
User :   I have also consumed a pint of alcohol about 2 hours prior to taking the medication
User :   should it intereact with the alcohol at all?
Doctor :   u having any symptoms..
User :   i am feeling a little hot it may be because my mother has the heating on too high (I hope)
User :   but should having alcohol before or after it be dangerous in any way?
Doctor :   k.. wait on..
Doctor :   no.. those two dont have any interaction..

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