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I have taken 2 x Fiorocet at 7 pm (2.5 hrs ago) for migraine.

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I have taken 2 x Fiorocet at 7 pm (2.5 hrs ago) for migraine. I also took my asthma inhaler then. I cannot stop coughing. Cough cough cough cough cough. Ugh. Question: can I safely take my Rx cough syrup (something or other + codeine) without danger? (I don't care to end up like Karen Ann Quinlan by mixing meds.) But gosh, I cannot sleep with cough cough cough cough cough. Lack of sleep will make the headache worse. Help!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.
Dear customer,
I am Dr.Charles and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine.There is drug reaction between fioricet & codeine. The combination may cause drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and intoxicated feeling.

Although this combination is prescribed by certain doctors for pain relief but strict medical supervision is required.I advice you to do not take cough syrup containing codeine as you have already taken Fiorocet.

Dry coughs are treated with cough suppressants also called antitussives. Dextromethorphan, Diphenhydramine.Other cough suppressants include simple linctus, glycerin and lemon and honey, which coat and soothe the back of the throat.Also take tab.Benadryl.It will help to induce sleep & hence provides relief.Both the medications are available as over the counter without prescription.

If still the cough persists,then you need to consult your doctor as oral antibiotics may be prescribed accordingly.

Hope this helped & I had provided you an excellent service.

Your satisfaction is my prime goal and I'm happy to answer any follow-up questions you may have.Please feel free to ask if you have any other question.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. So I can safely take benadryl with fiorocet on board? I have benadryl here at the house.
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.
Dear customer,
I am happy to answer your follow up question.

Yes, you can take benadryl with fiorocet but there are complications.The botXXXXX XXXXXne is you need to call your doctor before you take benadryl.Let your doctor know if you take any combination of medication.

Also oral antibiotics may be prescribed accordingly.

Hope this helped.& I had provided you an excellent service.

My main motive is your satisfaction.If you still have any questions in mind,please feel free to ask.

Kind Regards-

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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