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What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

Check for DM: Tussin DM syrup has guiafensin a mucous thinning agent. The DM is the abbreviation for Dextromorphan the cough suppressant medication. It does not contain an antihistamine like brompheniramine. Use according to label directions for age, amount and frequency of dosing . ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

What's in it?: Usually that is ok. Some antidepressants, the MAO Inhibitors, can cause very bad high blood pressure reactions with some cold meds. Mirtazepine can be sedating at lower doses, and increase sedating effects of cough syrup, or lead to an idiosyncratic reaction. Herbal remedies are usually benign but sometimes they have active components that can have reactions with prescribed meds. ...Read more

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What medicine take for baby's cough?

What medicine take for baby's cough?

Depends on age: Most of the cold medicines have been removed from use for those under 4 to 6 years old. For small infants, nasal saline and suction are the best. After 1 year old, you can do honey, which is a natural cough suppressant. Vicks on the chest in small amounts helps, as does warm steam. If the cough is not resolving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough, which med is safe if breastfeeding &how to protect baby?

Sore throat, cough, which med is safe if breastfeeding &how to protect baby?

Vague question: We generally avoid salycelates and prefer Acetaminophen as a medicine for comfort if throat lozenges or menthol gum is not adequate. Antihistamine and decongestant containing cough meds can reduce your milk volume, so simple mucolytics are preferred. Baby was exposed to the germ before you became symptomatic, so s/he will either get it or not based on their tolerance to the germ. ...Read more

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Can a take codeine cough syrup while breastfeeding?

Can a take codeine cough syrup while breastfeeding?

Codeine& milk: Codeine is not prohibited during breast feeding but excess sedation in your baby may occur. Watch out for this! Taking the dose immediately AFTER nursing will help most of the medication clear your system before the next feeding time. ...Read more

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Best medicine for cough?

Best medicine for cough?

Honey in tea: Honestly, most studies have shown limited benefit from store-bought cough remedies. In fact, when compared to lemon and honey in tea....Guess which was best, and safest. Yep, our moms and grandmothers were right! ...Read more

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If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

It may: The cause of the cough also might not be the lung cancer. My hope is that the patient can find relief. If the diagnosis is uncertain, don't make any assumptions. A treatable cause, especially if the person is a smoker, might be identifiable. Even if this is not a treatable lung cancer, palliative care may find a way to help. ...Read more

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Is mixing a cough medicine with milk poisonous?

No: Milk just causes a bit more phlegm production so you feel like coughing but it certainly will not harm you no matter what cough medicine you are taking! ...Read more

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Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Flavoring: Milk makes mucus, so you may be defeating your own purpose by giving cough medicine with milk.I know cough medicine tastes bad so try some other flavoring or ask the pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Bronchitis: You have bronchitis. Need to know if there is tightness in the chest or wheezing (asthmatic bronchitis). You do not require antibiotics unless purulent sputum (green or brown coloration). If dm doesnt suppress cough you may profit from a codiene containing expectorant. For bronchial tightness you need an inhaler or theophyllin (200 mg three times a day) or some steroids - like Prednisone few days. ...Read more

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What are good medicines for an 18 month old who has coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat?

What are good medicines for an 18 month old who has coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat?

None: Over the counter medications are not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.Certainly for fever or pain, you can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good cough medicine?

What is a good cough medicine?

Coughing: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative coughBenzonatate can be effective. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cough medicine?

What is the best OTC cough medicine?

Antihistamines: Coughs are caused by mucous running down into your lungs from your nose. If you use an antihistamine (such as benedryl, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec) to dry up the post-nasal drip the cough will be better. It's best not to use a cough suppressant especially in children because if the mucous is not coughed up it can lead to pneumonia and cough suppressants can have dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best children's cough medicine?

What is the best children's cough medicine?

Cough medicine: In children over 1 year of age, a teaspoon of honey is recommended for its demulcent and natural properties in soothing a cough. Cough syrups contain ingredients which can raise blood pressure and heart rate in children...without reducing cough any better. ...Read more

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What is the best readily available cough medicine?

What is the best readily available cough medicine?

Depends...: Treatment for cough is dependent on the etiology of the cough. If acute bronchitis is present, the treatment is very different than if the cough is due to gerd, for example. So, the best "cough medicine" depends on the underlying diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me have i taken too much cough medicine?

Can you tell me have i taken too much cough medicine?

Beyond the label: You should only take cough medicine as the label indicates. Anything more is strongly prohibited. ...Read more

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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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Is mixing a cough medicine with milk poisonous?

No: Milk just causes a bit more phlegm production so you feel like coughing but it certainly will not harm you no matter what cough medicine you are taking! ...Read more

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What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

Cough medicines : Cough medicines such as robitussin have a "cf"(For chest congestion - it has guaifenesin which is an expectorant) formula and a"dm"(For dextronethorphan, which is a cough suppressant) formula people use the cf for chesty cough and "dm" for dry, hacking cough. ...Read more

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My child is 4. Can he talk cough medicine?

My child is 4. Can he talk cough medicine?

Some of them: The best thing to do is ask your child's doctor. Many of the over-the-counter cough meds have been shown to be ineffective in children, or cause side effects. When I do use one, I tend to use a simple antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec) instead of a combination med. Honey (in warm water or tea) has also been found to be effective for cough- in children over 2 yrs old. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): And any of the cough drops like hall should be fine. However, consult your ob. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Sure: The "magic mouthwash" that you are using for mouth sores and the cough medicine should not cause a problem. As long as the cough medicine does not burn your mouth, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use prednisolone with cough medicine?

Is it safe to use prednisolone with cough medicine?

See below: If it was prescribed, by a health care provider then it is fine. If not, then i would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

Raw Honey: Many coughs are due to that"tickle" in the throat resultant from a viral uri. Raw honey coats the throat, is sfae for afibbers, and otc. You can take a tsp or 2 as often as needed. ...Read more

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the best otc cough medicine available for the flu?

What is the best otc cough medicine available for the flu?

Symptom control: The best route is to focus on the symptom(s) most bothersome for you. Acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen are best for fever, chills and muscle aches/pain. Guaifenesin thins mucus secretions to allow you to cough up the "junkiness," whereas dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Stimulants like Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) dry up nasal/eye secretions. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

That depends: What does the cough medicine contain? Many combinations of sleep medication and cough medications are fine. If you can provide the name of the sleep medication and the cough medication - they can be checked for drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Antitussive (Definition)

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