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What is Hydromet syrup?

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Hydromet syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant used to temporarily relieve coughs, according to Drugs.com. It works by drying up secretions in the throat and suppressing the cough reflex in the brain.

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Hydromet syrup can be taken with or without food, according to Drugs.com. Common side effects include dizziness, blurred vision and drowsiness. Due to the narcotic in the syrup, some people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the medicine. Symptoms of withdrawal include feeling unwell, unhappy or nauseous, experiencing mood swings or headaches, and having trouble sleeping. Anyone who experiences side effects such as extreme dizziness, trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat, or swelling of the face or mouth should seek immediate medical attention.

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