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I live in Mississippi. I was once prescribed hydromet by a

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I live in Mississippi. I was once prescribed hydromet by a nurse practitioner for a sinus infection and it helped. However the last time I went for a sinus infection (which I am prone to) and he prescribed virtussin. I could not sleep and it gave me a worse headache. With the new laws in place is he able to prescribe the hydromet instead of the virtussin? OTC cough suppressants are okay but still no relief.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. DAvid

Hydromet syrup contains hydrocodone/homatropine

it is also sold under the names of Hydocan.

Virtussin contains CODEINE and GUAIFENESIN

yes, they still sell hydrocodone and homatropine for cough. the new prescription laws will not affect this

your doctor can still prescribe to you Hydromet

just ask your doctor to do this

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even though he is a nurse practitioner? The new laws are harsh and make it hard for true sick patients. Just wondering if Mississippi would allow this.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

in 2014, hydrocodone was turned into a schedule II narcotic

which means it can't have refills.

so you have to see a doctor each time you need a refill.

codeine and guaifenesin can get refills for you without seeing a doctor.

so if you are ok seeing a doctor each month for refills, then your nurse practitioner can still prescribe to you Hydromet syrup

does this make sense?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr prescribes first then the practitioner can fill later. Makes sense. Thank you. The new laws have me baffled
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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