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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do cough syrups like robitussin (guaifenesin) cure your cough or just relieve it?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Not a cure: You're treating a symptom only with Robitussin (guaifenesin) or any other "cough medication". The only "cure" is to treat the cause of the cough.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Will cough syrups like Robitussin (guaifenesin) actually cure your cough or just relieve it?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Relief: It may give relief, but never a cure.
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