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whats an antitussive?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Cough medicine: Any medicine that suppresses the reflex that makes you cough.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Anti caugh.: An antitussive is a couch suppressant.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What do you mean by an antitussive agent?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Suppresses cough: An anti-tussive suppresses cough. This is only beneficial is you are having frequent coughing spells or pain with coughing. Coughing is an important reflex that happens when the body senses something foreign or irritating in the respiratory tract. It's a way to expel that quickly and forcefully.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: antitussive?

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Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Antitussive: This is a medicine that is supposed to help suppress coughs.

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