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Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Is a 12 hour otc cough suppressant only. If you only have a cough, this one is a good choice. It even comes in grape or orange flavors for the discriminating palate.
Don't forget to treat the cause of the cough, which is frequently post nasal drip. Use a humidifier when heat is on in house. Breathe in steamy showers through nose. Use saline nasal spray frequently to keep membranes moist! ...Read more

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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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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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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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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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Benylin (Definition)

Benylin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more