A 48-year-old member asked:
or should i take mucolytic or antitussive?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Can mucolytic & antitussive go together?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Yes there is no problem with that interaction.
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