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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 answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Stop anytime..: It's just a cough suppressant correct? It's not an antibiotic or asthma medicine? If the medicine is bothering you with drowsiness more than it is helping your cough, you can stop it.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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