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Doctor insights on: Prescription Cough Medicine

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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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I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

I have a bad cough I had this last year and they just gave me some cough medicine. Can I get a prescription on here with out a co-pay at my doctor s o?

Not through the ...: question and answer forum you have just used. You can search the HeathTap site and select Virtual Consult, where, for a fee, you can connect with a doctor who, after interacting with you, may provide a prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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Best cough medicine?

Best cough medicine?

No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless i know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold n cough medicine?

Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine?

What is the best cough medicine?

Hydration/Expectoran: Best cough medicine is to treat the cause of the cough like allergies/asthma/pnumonia/copd/stop smoking if smoker and hydration by drinking more fluids which makes the secretions thin and easy to cough out expectorations with or without cough suppressant like dextromethorphen and rarely opiates there is not one cough medicine for every one.It depends if cough is dry or with expectoration ask md. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to cough medicine?

What's an alternative to cough medicine?

Depends: Depends on the mechanism of cough. Speech therapy, breathing techniques, patient counseling and nasal sprays can help individuals with chronic coughs. ...Read more

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What is some cough medicine that actually works?

What is some cough medicine that actually works?

Codeine: Codeine is a well known cough suppressant. You can also consider guafenesin, which will thin out the mucus. ...Read more

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How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

First the label: Did you take more than you should within a given period of time? Did you take the cough medicine and any other medications? ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if i overdose cough medicine?

I'm curious what could happen if i overdose cough medicine?

A whole host : intoxication, loss of sensation, brain damage in the form of lesions into your brain, hallucinations, etc. it's not a good idea to get high on or overdose on cough syrup. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for hypothyrodism?

What cough medicine is good for hypothyrodism?

Any.: Same cough medicine as for everyone else. Hypothyroid will not affect those meds in any way. ...Read more

Antitussive (Definition)

This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more