Cheratussin AC

Active Ingredient(s): Codeine + Guaifenesin
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold



Cheratussin AC Overview

Robitussin is a brand name and registered trademark for both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription cough and cold medicines manufactured by Pfizer. Robitussin products are available in many countries worldwide, though formulations and regulatory standards differ between countries. Robitussin is manufactured on Darbytown Road in Richmond, Virginia, at a site once owned by the drug's developer, AH Robins; its generic versions are manufactured by Qualitest. Contents 1 History 2 Summary ...

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cheratussin ac consistency
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I got my syrup from cvs and it is not thick at all. It's very runny. Is that the correct consistency? Didn't stop cough nor did i get any sleep like my doctor stated. Called pharmacy to make sure i got correct medicine and the rude pharmacist said yes. ## Hi Jane, Sorry to hear about the Cheratussin AC not working as well as it should. Unfortunately any medication can be a hit or miss in that regard. However, as far as Cheratussin's consistency is concerned I believe it should have a thicker liquid viscosity than say fruit juice for example, and not necessarily as thick as maple syrup either... It's honestly been a while since I've taken Cheratussin - but now that you mention how runny yours was, I do recall my last experience with it also being more runny than what ...
Updated 9 minutes ago.
 
CHERATUSSIN AC SYRUP
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## perscribed for cough ## I am currently taking Chertusiin AC syrup for extreme coughing due to a bad case of bronchitis. I have not had a good nights sleep for the past 3 nights since the coughing worsens at night. There are no other cough medications that seems to work. This is helping. ## I was prescribed this for allergies and persistent dry cough. Dosage = 1 teaspoon (5ml), bur it does not work at this dosage, so I take 2. Any one else have this experience? ## Cyndi, yes. I was prescribed this for sever cough/cold. Was told to take 1-2 teaspoons every 4 hours but I have had to take 4 teaspoons every 4 hours to start to get relief. I'm going to call the doctor for a stronger dose or something else. It works, just in higher doses for me. ## I have severe allergies,my head is com...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Cheratussin cough medicine
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I have diabetes type 2 and am on metformin, metoprolol, potassium atorvastatin - can I take this cough medicine? ## I suggest you check with the prescribing doctor, or your pharmacist to make sure they are aware you are a diabetic. Technically, your history should be in both the drug store's & your doctor's computer system & they should alert you if there is a problem. Always err on the side of caution. I am a Type II Diabetic. My doctor prescribes this cough syrup for me each time I have bronchitis/pneumonia. Taken as directed (1-2 tsps every 6 hours ) I personally have never experienced a negative reaction. I offer this info. as an example NOT as confirmation the cough syrup is safe for you. For your own safety & good health, please call your medical prescriber or ...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Ingredient portions in Cheratussin AC
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How much of each active ingredient do I get in a 1 teaspoon dose? ## Hi Charles, Based on my research, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of Cheratussin AC syrup contains: Codeine Phosphate 10mg, Guiafenesin 100mg, and Alcohol 3.5%. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Cheratussin AC Details I hope this helps! ## A week ago i took one 5ml dose of this on accident (I didn't know it contained codeine). Will it come up on a hair follicle drug panel?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
cheratussin ac & benadryl combo
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Have had bronchitis for 3 weeks. Tried a variety of of drugs. Benadryl helps with allergic reactions. Is it safe to use benadryl 2 hours after cheratussin AC was taken? ## Spoke with a pharmacist at my local CVS, she stated it was safe as long as I wasn't driving or operating heavy machinery. ## Hi Michelle, Thanks for the update on Benadryl and Cheratussin AC. For good measure, I also checked umm.edu's drug interaction tool and they didn't list any interactions either. So given what the pharmacist had said, coupled with this info, I doubt there would be any issues when both medications are taken as directed. This of course doesn't take into consideration possible side effects from one drug or the other (which might otherwise be falsely mistaken as a drug interaction in ...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
cheratussin ac syrup qua overdose
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What happens if you drink alot of this stuff? ## Well, as with the abuse of any medication, be it prescription or over the counter, you run the risk of getting sick, causing organ damage or possibly killing yourself. Cheratussin AC contains Codeine and Guaifensin, the Codeine is a narcotic, so this makes it even more dangerous as you can overdose on these fairly quickly. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## I accidently given my child 2/3 mg of Cheratussin AC for a cough. The prescribed dosage is 1/3mg. He's fine and playing, is there's anything I need to worry about or if anything he might just get sleepy? ## I have a stomach ache that feels like poison...intense [pain beyond measure ## it's ok, i just drank it, it's good. Like three six mafia sai...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
expired Cheratussin AC
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Is it safe to take Cheratussin AC that has been in the fridge but expired Dec 2013? ## Hello, Angvil! How are you? No, liquid medications tend to degrade much faster than others forms, plus they may actually turn and could make you ill, if you take it. It would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription, if you need to take it. Cheratussin AC is classified by the FDA a narcotic cough suppressant. It carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 year ago.
 
phenergan and cherratussin
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I went to hospital they gave me a prescription for cherratussin ac syrup and Ventolin inhaler plus gave me a steroid shot for bronchitis. Took cough syrup 2 hours ago still coughing so hard I am vomiting. Can I take phenergan? ## I have a full bottle of Cheratussin AC Syrup that expired Feb 13,2014. Can I still use it? I've read up to one year. ## Sheila the medical field will warn you not to take any expired meds BUT most meds retain their effectiveness for several years. ## @Christy (original poster), Sorry to hear about the vomiting. I know that must be rough on you. As far as drug interactions are concerned, research from umm.edu does not list any interactions between Phenergan + Cheratussin AC + Ventolin (Albuterol). In that respect I don't see why you wouldn't be able ...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
ok to take 2 year expired cheratussin ac
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Found my old bottle but expired July 2012.. is it OK to take it? ## Liquids have a much shorter shelf life, because they tend to degrade faster than other forms of medications and they can also turn rancid, which could make you ill. Thus, it would be best to just dispose of it. Is there anything else I can help with? ## it is fine sorry i didn't see this before. I have saved mined up to 4 yrs. & it worked.... I work for a chemist & he told me aspirin integrity stays intact 30 yrs. However this is NOT the formula for all drugs, but from personal exp. my cough med, stayed intact fine. Ever notice on all drugs now-a-days says expires in one year. what a miracle that everything goes bad in 12 months at the same time. ## We have the same thing, 2 year old Ceratussin AC and hubby ...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
NO SLEEP
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My husband has been taking Cheratussin AC 10-100MG/5ML. He has not slept since he started taking it. (over 46 hours). He has bronchitis and is coughing a lot. Should he not take this. He is 73 and no sleep concerns me. ## I'm not sure what might be causing his insomnia, it could be due to the coughing itself, that can make it very hard to sleep. The medication shouldn't cause it, since one of the ingredients is Codeine, which usually causes drowsiness. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is he taking anything else? Has he gotten any sleep, yet?
Updated 1 year ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Codeine + Guaifenesin
  • Liquid: 10mg/5ml + 100mg/5ml, 2.5mg/5ml + 75mg/5ml
  • Syrup: 10mg/5ml + 100mg/5ml, 10mg/5ml + 200mg/5ml, 10mgl5ml + 100mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg + 300mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Cheratussin AC: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0603-1075 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 21695-421 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 50090-0423 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 50090-1156 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-3146 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-6164 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 55045-1495 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by Dispensing Solutions, Inc.
  • 68788-9066 Cheratussin Ac Oral Liquid by Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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