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Postby mythril_hawk » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:10 am

Would anybody know any websites or other sources which can tell you the nutritional value of cough medicines/syrups?

I have had a case of the cold/cough for a number of weeks now and for the past 2 weeks have been taking 4 doses of Benadryl cough medicine per day... I realised that equates to about 56 doses of it already! So I am just wondering whether or not I should be factoring this into my daily calorie intake...

I have read the bottle and there is no breakdown of calories etc on it, the only nutritional information is has is "sugar-free" and "alcohol-free"...

Should I be concerned about cough syrup?

Any help would be appreciated! :)
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Re: Cough Medicines

Postby Shalimar » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:47 am

I just had a look in my calorie counter book and it says; cough and cold syrups-Average all brands regular syrup 2 tspns / 10 mls 25 calories and no fat or sugar free is 2 tspns /10 mls is 1 calorie and no fat.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Cough Medicines

Postby mythril_hawk » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:57 am

Thanks Shalimar, much appreciated :)

Thats less then I thought they would be, the sugar-free only has 1 calorie per 10ml, so basically none! :D

Even the regular syrup at 25 cal / 10mil isnt that bad, I was taking that for the first week or so at 20ml a dose, so that means 50 cal x 3 = 150 cal a day, still perfectly acceptable.

I was worried it could be around 100-150 cal / 10ml, so thanks for clearing that up :)
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Re: Cough Medicines

Postby Shalimar » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:03 am

No worries.
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