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Old 04-28-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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Has anyone got "Intoxicated" from taking cough syrup?

I take robutussin when I get a bad cold, and I start to feel funny. When I walk, I end up bumping into stuff and I feel disoriented. Hope it's nothing serious but I think my body acts like I drank a few gallons of Jack-D's or some other alcohol. The label prompts I take 2 tablespoons and I take a little more, for extra remediation. I don't think I haven't done anything bad to myself, as I get normal once the cold has gone.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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First, you should never take more than the prescribed dosage! If it says 1 teaspoon, 2 is NOT better! Folks do this with OTC pain relievers, thinking that 3 or 4 will work better/quicker. It's not the case. Taking too much of anything can cause unintended consequences. Stick to the dosage the bottle says!!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Has anyone got "Intoxicated" from taking cough syrup?

Take a gander at the side effects listed in the information booklet and you will see. In the old days, Cough Syrup was much more "intoxicating".
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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Has anyone got "Intoxicated" from taking cough syrup?

I take robutussin when I get a bad cold, and I start to feel funny. When I walk, I end up bumping into stuff and I feel disoriented. Hope it's nothing serious but I think my body acts like I drank a few gallons of Jack-D's or some other alcohol. The label prompts I take 2 tablespoons and I take a little more, for extra remediation. I don't think I haven't done anything bad to myself, as I get normal once the cold has gone.
There are certain cough syrups that the pharmacies are suppose to keep under "lock and key" meaning you have to go to the cashier and ask for them. If you are taking any kind of blood pressure medication or other medication, you have to be careful what kind of syrup you are taking and yes it can get you stoned.

I recently tried to take Claritin for allergies and felt like I was shot out of a cannon..some of this stuff is bad business. Be careful.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm not surprised that you might feel intoxicated from using cough syrup, as this is one of the things that underage kids have used to get high.

I just heard on the radio the other day that now kids have taken to drinking hand sanitizer because of the high alcohol content in it (they said it's the equivalent of 120 proof alcohol). :O
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: earth?
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I think it is so sad that people are so desperate to get high that they resort to all kinds of dangerous and unhealthy substances.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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Well, you have to take alot of cough syrup to do bodily harm. Taking a little more won't kill you but chugging the whole bottle would bring your time of dying alot quicker.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Aint dat wut "purple drank" is made of, Codeine based cough syrup????


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Old 04-29-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Disgusting.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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imcurious wrote:
I think it is so sad that people are so desperate to get high that they resort to all kinds of dangerous and unhealthy substances.
This type of behaviour is a symptom of a dysfunctional society.
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