I have been prescribed Codeine medicine to suppress my cough? Has anyone had experience of this medicine,if so was it any good. I have IPF and Bronchiectasis also some other health issues.
Codeine medicine: I have been... - British Lung Foun...
Hi Chubb,have used it previously,was quite good,made me sleepy though.
One other thing,it can make you very constipated,so be warned,lol!
Good luck with it,Wendells xx
Hi my husband was on Tylex which contains codeine we found it did help to suppress the cough from advanced Asbestosis but he became totally addicted to the Tylex wanting more and more of the tablets each day so he finally came off them, he was then given a steroid inhaler but the cough is as bad as ever day and night we have now accepted that nothing can be done for the cough.I hope your cough improves.
Hi Chubb, once or twice my husband was prescribed linctus codeine for a very hard, non-productive cough that was wearing him out. Doctors generally don't like to prescribe codeine because it can be addictive. But taking it for a while could suppress the cough and at least give you a break from it. I know someone who was prescribed Amitryptyline for a very harsh cough that was interfering with her work as a teacher. She's found it very helpful..
I have codeine phosphate for IBS. I have never found it suppresses my Bronch cough. Kaye
I've used codinex cough bottle for when I'm really bad. It's bloody great stuff. Suppress the cough. But it makes you very drowsy so only take it at night
I take pain killers with codeine in them
I thought it just made you sleepy.
And am sure I've taken cough medicine with codeine in it.
You do not say if your cough produces phlegm? If it does please do try Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (Huffing) - There are lots of explanations on the internet or you could ask your doctor if you can be taught it by a physiotherapist. It is very easy. I used to cough all day long (I have sarcoidosis of the lungs), but now I do ACBT morning and evening to bring up the phlegm and mucus and hardly cough during the day.