A couple weeks ago I was really sick and the doctor prescribed me Azithromycin tablets and Hydromet cough syrup. After doing my due diligence in researching these medications I learned there was a potential for recreational abuse with the cough medicine. I want to be clear and say that I’ve never abused drugs but there was some literature that made me curious. My questions to you are this:
a.) There is an ingredient added to the cough syrup to discourage the abuse of the drug… (Homotropine is what I believe it is called)... What is this and how does it work??
b.) Is it common for pharmaceutical companies to add fillers to discourage drug abuse??
c.) The medicine made my whole body itch, does this mean that I am allergic to this medicine??