Yellow Cough Syrup Promethazine Vc Does It Contain Codine? Is It An Opiate??

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what medications does yellow syrup vc contain? is it an opiate? what is the difference between yellow, red and purple cough syrup?



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David Says:

From what I could gather, every 5 mL (teaspoon) of Promethazine VC Syrup is listed as containing: 6.25 mgs of Promethazine hydrochloride + 5 mgs of Phenylephrine hydrochloride + Alcohol 7%

NOTE (neither drug is an opiate):
-Promethazine is in a class of drugs called antihistamines.
-Phenylephrine is in a class of drugs called nasal decongestants.

I'm unaware of all the different colors that may be available, but for your own verification, the inactive ingredients present in this particular product are: "Apricot peach flavor, ascorbic acid, citric acid, FD&C yellow #6, menthol, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate and sucrose."

Ref: dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=8672

I hope this helps!

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cindy Says:
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Thank you My friend is really sick and she asked her doctor to give her something really strong so it would help her cough at night so she can sleep but I didnt think this one was very strong at all. Thats why I asked

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Yo Says:
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What is vc with codeine cough medicine?

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sawmill Says:
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I have a bottle of promethazine cough syrup does it have codeine in it

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Syrupking205 Says:
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No yellow cough syrup (promethizean VC) has no codine in it at all. codine is a nausia med promethizean is a nausia aid . Two totally different things .

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