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or should i take mucolytic or antitussive?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on cough: Mucolytics are used to thin secretions and mucus - we use it in copd, sinusitis, and other things. The goal of which is to help get mucus out of the lungs through a cough. Antitussives are on the other end of the spectrum - they work to block or suppress the cough. Whether you use a mucolytic or antitussive really depends on the cause of the cough in the first place.

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Can mucolytic & antitussive go together?

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Dr. David Astrachan
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Yes: Yes there is no problem with that interaction.

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