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Cough Medicine Similar To Tussionex
Over-the-counter med: Cough & cold medicines are available over-the-counter w/o prescription in the States. Assuming that you're otherwise healthy & not taking any prescription medications, most cough meds should be fine for average citizen. Those w/high blood pressure should avoid decongestants while elderly should avoid older 1st generation antihistamines (side effects = dry eyes/mouth, can't pee/poop, confusion). ...Read more
I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?
No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless i know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Knowledge: The first step in treating a cough is to understand why it is happening (infection, asthma, underlying lung disease, allergy, gastric reflux, vocal cord problem, etc). Several treatment strategies exist for each cause and need to be appropriately tailored for your individual situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why medicine work on some and don't work for others whole having same symptoms and illness? And what should I look in a cough medicine? What's best?
Depends: Everything depends because some people may take medicines that are appropriate and some may not. Considering cough syrup a dry cough will probably not respond to guaifensin that is in most cough syrups. A wet cough may be broken down by guaifensin, Anything with Guafensin and Dextrometorphan would be my suggestion for stuffy head, wet cough. Please get checked if there is concern ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methods to relieve a cough that work? Currently taking a cough medicine but they never seem to work for me.
Wrong diagnosis: Wrong medication used . Time to go see your doctor to see what is really causing your coughing spells . If viral cause , bed rest , plenty of fluids, 8 hours of sleep, eating healthy will help you recover! You may have bacterial cause or other things triggering off the cough. Please call your doctor . ...Read more
My wife has been coughing heavily each night which comes on quickly and persists for a couple hours. Cough medicine does not seem to help.Suggestions?
Hydration/Expectoran: Best cough medicine is to treat the cause of the cough like allergies/asthma/pnumonia/copd/stop smoking if smoker and hydration by drinking more fluids which makes the secretions thin and easy to cough out expectorations with or without cough suppressant like dextromethorphen and rarely opiates there is not one cough medicine for every one.It depends if cough is dry or with expectoration ask md. ...Read more
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