Did Someone Replace My Son's The Cough Syrup With Water

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BandBsMom Says:

My son had a broken leg and was prescribed hydrocodone 7.5 liquid. I had a vistor come over and use the bathroom where the medicine is. Due to her reputation, I checked after she left. I had tasted it before because my son complained about the taste. I tasted it just now and I'm pretty sure it's watered down based on my memory. I'd like to be 100% sure before confronting her. I do know that it's clear as water now. Please help advise.

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Freaksoshiek2k Says:
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Well that's going to be a difficult one to proof I'd suggest in the future all narcotic containing rxs be safeguarded especially if someone with a substance abuse issue is around. What would have caused you to suspect the medication was tampered with? Taste is subjective. If his dose is lacking the analgesia that it provided before this incident I'd say you might have a valid case.Are you certain it was her and not another subverting blame upon a person who may have a history? See where I'm going?these are the inherent questions that may arise when dealing with issues like you described. I hope you figure it out and your sons injury heals well and soon has no need for this powerful narcotic opiate. Regards,

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BandBsmom Says:

Thanks. There's only been one person in the master bathroom. When she passed the visitor bathroom to go to mine, where the medicine cabinet it, I became suspicious. I know she has a history and honestly I do to so I know how it works. I have no intent of pressing charges, I just want her to be honest and we'll deal with it. I took it to same pharmacy today and he said that the liquid in the bottle is not hydrocodone and seems to be water. You're right, the medication should have been put away, although I also shouldn't have to pad lock things in my own home. It is what it is though. I suspected she was in the medicine cabinet period and then when I remembered that the pain med was in there, I opened it and could tell it was tampered with. Thanks for your response. :-)

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Freaksoshiek2k Says:
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Your more then welcome.Im glad you were able to confirm that with your pharmacist. Your absolutely right no one should feel duty bound to padlock meds in thier own home, but this disease is so cunning it reduces some to act in a way that if not under the influence would never attempt .Im still ashamed of my actions and it's been 17 plus years since my last drug or drink so I understand how insidious and powerful this can be.Your son is blessed to have a mom that is so vigilant and conscious of the issues of the day.I hope your attempt to confront her with the facts prove beneficial to you.Best Wishes....

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BandBsmom Says:

Thank you for such a kind reply! It's tough to raise a child in today's society and it's tough to friend trustworthy friends. Like we both said, at least we understand the addiction and don't hammer someone for doing such. I just have to be more careful not to allow room for things like this to happen.

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Bryan Says:
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It was defiantly cut. More than likely with water. As a former user I know the color of hydrocodone syrup should be red, not clear at all. I used to pour 2 oz. In lemonade and it would turn my whole drink red. So yeah, it was definitely tapered with. People with drug addictions do whatever to maintain their habit. They probably figured you wouldn't notice as many people don't. Hope this helps!

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Ben Says:
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I have a similar question.. we have a prescribed Walgreens bottle of hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325/15ml. We believe it's been tampered with. I'm pretty sure it used to be red and transparent and now it's pink and cloudy like kids bubblegum ibuprofen.

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