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Doctor insights on: Cough Medicine Without Dextromethorphan

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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

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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Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Yes: Benzonatate is the active ingredient in Tessalon. It works by numbing the throat and upper respiratory tree. There is no conflict. ...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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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

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I've had cough medicine and sleeping pills combined, advise?

I've had cough medicine and sleeping pills combined, advise?

Sleep medicines: You can do that. Usually it is ok but you should look at the drug interactions. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...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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How much liquid cough medicine with hydrocodone can cause an overdose?

How much liquid cough medicine with hydrocodone can cause an overdose?

It depends: Overdose of any drug including narcotics depends on amount of dose, tolerance to the drug, weight of the patient, etc. Always take medications as instructed by the doctor. ...Read more

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My mom getting bad cough after taken a cough medicine, what should we do?

See doctor...: Possibilities include bronchospasm from any etiology, including a possible reaction to the cough medicine itself. If she is experiencing shortness of breath, or if her symptoms are worsening, see a doctor urgently, including er. Other possible etiologies for the cough include bronchitis, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of factors. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a good cough medicine I can get over-the-counter for my 6 month old.

Is there a good cough medicine I can get over-the-counter for my 6 month old.

Cold meds in child: Over the counter cough and cold preparations are no longer FDA approved or recommended for children under the age of 2. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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Benylin (Definition)

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