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Doctor insights on: Phenergan Dextromethorphan Cough Suppressant

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Cough: Dextromehtorphan and medicines that help,loosen the mucous ,(mucolytic agents,)these act as expectorants,that is the reason for a short time people cough more,unlike suppressant s. ...Read more

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Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

It's the most common: This is a good one and very available. The most potent anti-tussives are narcotic cough medications. They must be used with caution. One must have a prescription for most of these. I don't shill for companies but i find "delsym" a very good otc cough medication. ...Read more

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What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

Depends...: The cough etiology needs to be diagnosed so that it can be treated. Neither an expectorant nor suppressant treats the underlying etiology and both can be harmful in certain situations. So, you need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the etiology of your cough and to render appropriate therapy. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation, a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Will taking a decongestant cough suppressant interfere with taking metformin?

Will taking a decongestant cough suppressant interfere with taking metformin?

In general, no.: Short term use of a decongestant should not have any significant effect on metformin, which is meant to be taken as a long-term medication to assist with carbohydrate metabolism. ...Read more

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Can I use jakemans throat n chest cough suppressant imy second trimester?

Can I use jakemans throat n chest cough suppressant imy second trimester?

Yes: Considering the Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Menthol (5 mg). Inactive Ingredients: Anise Oil (Flavoring), Caramel Color, Eucalyptus Oil (Flavoring), Glucose Syrup, Natural Flavor, Sugar, Water. Sounds safe ...Read more

Cough Suppressant (Definition)

Cough suppressants are a kind of antihistamine type drug and common cold or symptom drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Phenergan Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Phenergan/Dextromethorphan is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more