Cough suppressants create confusion

Doctors have issued a new warning over cough medicines that contain codeine after the first published case of confusional state in a healthy 14-year-old girl.

Her condition was attributed to excessive consumption of an over-the-counter cough suppressant which, according to an article in BMJ Case Reports, caused confusion and an inability to create new memories.

The authors note codeine intoxication symptoms often include central nervous system depression, respiratory depression, severe itching of the skin,

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