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    An_227074 posted:
    I am a parent of 4 children. My 2 oldest are from a previous marriage of which I now have custody. It has been brought to my attention that their mother kept my #2 child "doped" on a cough syrup of some type. Believed to be Robitussin. Does anyone know of any long term side effects to Robitussin? The ex apparently kept him like this on a daily basis and I am uncertain how many months or yrs. Would Like some assistance on this.
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I am unsure of long-term side effects to Robitussin abuse . I know it as a rising problem in teens and that it causes a lot of ER visits . The best thing to do is to get your son to the doctor for a full evaluation. You can call the doctor ahead and discuss what happened and your concerns, so the doctor is aware of what they need to look for in the exam. (without you talking poorly of your ex in front of your child--never a good plan--even if the child says bad things)

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