How Cough Syrups Impact PET Scan Results

What is a PET Scan?

A PET scan is a special machine doctors use to look inside your body!

What Does it Do?

It helps doctors see how your organs are working.

Why a PET Scan?

Doctors use it to find problems like infections or to see how treatment is working.

What is Cough Syrup?

It's medicine that helps you stop coughing when you're sick.

Cough syrup can have sugar, medicine, and sometimes special ingredients to make you sleepy.

What's in Cough Syrup?

Doctors usually say not to eat or drink before a scan.

Before the Scan

Cough Syrup Before a Scan

Taking cough syrup can change what the scan shows.

How Does it Affect?

Ingredients in the syrup can make the scan pictures unclear.

Always tell your doctor if you've taken any medicine, like cough syrup!