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Cough Medicine Without 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
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
Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A-Fib.: I would rx. Tussi-organidin nr.Get a more detailed answer ›