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Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops.l have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops.l have diabetes.  Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

There should not be: too much sugar in the cough drop to affect your diabetes but if you have a viral illness which necessitates the use of cough drops there could be an affect on your diabetes from the infection. As long as you monitor your sugars closely there should be no danger. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and i've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.

I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and i've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.

IMHO, Yes: Halls cough drops should be perfectly safe in pregnancy, unless you had some unusual sensitivity to one of the ingredients. If you took them before you were pregnant, they should be fine now. ...Read more

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I have laringitus and have had it for two weeks what can I do to get my voice back? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Advil congestion relief , and on my last pill of azithromycin , halls cough drops , and nothing has helped yet.

I have laringitus  and have had it for two weeks what can I do to get my voice back? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm  and Advil congestion relief , and on my last pill of azithromycin , halls cough drops , and nothing has helped yet.

If : If after 2 weeks without any other symptoms you have not improved, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis. There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am addicted to halls cherry flavored cough drops. What is the health risk? I also have sle

I am addicted to halls cherry flavored cough drops. What is the health risk? I also have sle

Dental cavities: I love them also but they also have sugar that can attack the teeth and cause dental disease. I don't think there are any other health risks. Try sugar free cough drops. ...Read more

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Can i take cough drops (halls) for my old while i'm on warfarin?

Can i take cough drops (halls) for my old while i'm on warfarin?

Yes: There will be no problems with this type of otc cough drop. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do cough drops work?

How do cough drops work?

By soothing throat: Generally bu coating the dry irritated mucus membranes with a slippery substance like glycerin, or pectin. ...Read more

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Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

I wouldn't: Since the drop could block their airway and cause severe respiratory distress, i would not offer this product to a toddler. ...Read more