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I am a healthy 78 year old woman. I choked when taking some pills tonight. I have stopped the difficult coughing/gagging within 15 minutes but still cough some. Is it possible to have aspirated some or all of a pill without knowing it?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Not allergic to any medicines. have sensitivity to codeine

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I am on chemo every 5 weeks for myelodysplastic syndrome/neutropenia

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It is extremely rare for cough to decrease significantly if one has aspirated a pill or some pills. The residual cough is due to a cough reflux or persistent mild throat irritation. But if you have fever, chest pain, breathing difficulty or shortness of breath, an x-ray would be recommended to categorically rule out aspiration.

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