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A 26-year-old female asked:

What are some good otc medicines for sore throat, congestion. n cough?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Several: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d in the am for sinus congestion, Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for chest congestion; dayquil/nyquil combination for generalized symptoms.
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
OTC Cold Drugs: This article provides some useful tips==>http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/76285-overthecounter-cold-medicines/. You don't want to over medicate, but a short term combination of readily available meds can help you feel better and sleep at night. Be cautious of drugs containing Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, though.
Last updated Feb 17, 2015


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