A 20-year-old male asked:
What is the sign that dry cough is getting better and can stop taking medicine ? is it ony if i totally not coughing ? cos med cause drowsiness in day
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OK to stop: Cough medicines are only for symptoms so if your cough is better, you can stop the cough medication. If you were given an antibiotic on the other hand, you always want to finish the course.
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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