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Antitussive (Overview)

Antitussive is a medication similar to Cough suppressant. This is a medicine that is supposed to help suppress coughs.


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What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

What safe antitussive drug in pregnancy?

Category C drugs: Both dextromethorphan & codine are anti-tussives that fall into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. Dm is in many otc products. ...Read more

Antitussive (Overview)

Antitussive is a medication similar to Cough suppressant. This is a medicine that is supposed to help suppress coughs.


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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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Whats an antitussive?

Whats an antitussive?

Cough medicine: Any medicine that suppresses the reflex that makes you cough. ...Read more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
Once
Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
Once
Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
Once
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Should a doctor prescribe an antitussive to a patient with chronic bronchitis that is coughing up sputum?

Should a doctor prescribe an antitussive to a patient with chronic bronchitis that is coughing up sputum?

Not necessarily: I am not a fan of antitussives for many reasons. If you have sputum, it is good to get it out. For sleep you can try to supress the cough, but studies show even prescriptions don't work very well. In desperation people spend money on things that don't work. Interestingly, honey has been shown to do a pretty good job, so get a cup of no-caffeine herbal tea with a tsp of honey to sip before bed. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough that has not stopped i was prescribed cough medicine but i'm still coughing it's so bad i leak body fluids when i cough?

I have a really bad cough that has not stopped i was prescribed cough medicine but i'm still coughing it's so bad i leak body fluids when i cough?

Get rechecked: Go back to your doctor and get re-evaluated if cough medication not helping. You may need further tests and there are likely other medications to help you get relief. We sometimes use inhalers that we give to asthma patients to settle coughs that do not respond to cough medications. Hope this helps, get well ...Read more

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Had an acute bronchitis and is recurrent. Used beclazone & antitussive medications. Now I have itchy throat with a clear white mucus /not phleghm.?

Allergies?: There could be a few possibilities. Environmental allergies could be a possible problem. However, the use of an inhaled corticosteroid could lead to thrush. This really depends on how long you used the medication for and if you rinsed your mouth with water after each use of the drug. White mucus is not thrush but following up with your pcp may be helpful to get a trained eye on the problem. ...Read more

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Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

It's the most common: This is a good one and very available. The most potent anti-tussives are narcotic cough medications. They must be used with caution. One must have a prescription for most of these. I don't shill for companies but i find "delsym" a very good otc cough medication. ...Read more

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