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Once the cough mixture has been open,how long can we keep the cough mixture?After a year can we drink it?

Once the cough mixture has been open,how long can we keep the cough mixture?After a year can we drink it?

Open bottle medicin: Pills are usually stable for a year and should be discarded afterward. Liquids are more labile and are usually unstable 2 weeks to 1 month after opening/formulating SO DO NOT USE THE COUGH MEDICINE THROW IT AWAY ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Have this dry and tickly cough for 2 Weeks and have tried 4 difference cough mixtures to no avail. Please advise?

Have this dry and tickly cough for 2
Weeks and have tried 4 difference cough mixtures to no avail. Please advise?

ENT & GI evaluation?: This may be LPR? Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for recurrent dry cough unresponsive to anti-tussives, chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. ...Read more

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A friend mistakenly took an ointment for external use only while taking his cough mixture. What can he do now? He already took coke. Thanks

A friend mistakenly took an ointment for external use only while taking his cough mixture. What can he do now? He already took coke. Thanks

Doctor can evaluate: Since there are thousands of ointments, what to do depends on what is in the ointment and how much was taken. A person in such a situation can call his primary care doctor, call poison control, and/or go to the local E.R. For evaluation. ...Read more

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Pregnant woman who is coughing, can she take a cough mixture?

Pregnant woman who is coughing, can she take a cough mixture?

Yes: Most of the over-the-counter cough medicines are safe for pregnant women but make sure you read the label and ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant ?

Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant ?

Most consider fine: There is some evidence that Elder, Hyssop and Horehound ingestion could be of concern during pregnancy but to be honest, many OB's recommend Ricola drops, due to the marginal amounts of the aforementioned herbs in the drops. If you are concerned why not reach out to your OB. ...Read more

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African sea-coconut brand cough mixture safe for pregnancy use?

African sea-coconut brand cough mixture safe for pregnancy use?

What is ingredient?: What is the ingredient inside the cough mixture? If you are in doubt- ask the pharmacist -your local pharmacist is able to see the ingredient and help you out. If still not sure- ask your ob. ...Read more

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Woke up because I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. Then coughed up a chunky, bloody snot mixture. Coughing. Cannot take deep breath without cough ?

Woke up because I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. Then coughed up a chunky, bloody snot mixture. Coughing. Cannot take deep breath without cough ?

Cough up blood SOB: May just be bronchitis/sinusitis with atypicals for which antibiotics ( zithromax, levoquin ) may help, as would nebs and prednisone but would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care/ ER care today to evaluate for clot in lung as well, that is important. ...Read more