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I took my cough medicine with Codeine... How long before it's out of my system?

This stuff has literally knocked me on my butt. How long before it's out? It's been 17 hours.


Asked by m-avi at 2:55 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Health

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  • A few years ago I was given some - I took it at 11pm, went to bed, and didn't wake up for 18 hours. I was totally out of it for 3 days. Just from 1 pathetic little dose. I had never had it before, and I've never taken it since - and it's in my chart not to give it to me ever again! Any "sleep aid" like tylenol pm takes 2 days or longer too. Maybe I'm just super sensitive to things like that. But you just may feel groggy for another day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Good grief! I would think it would be out of your system by now. I know when I have taken a cough syrup with codeine in the past, in 4 hours or so I was over the effects of it. I'd call your the pharmacy and ask them.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 3:04 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

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