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What is the strongest over the counter expectorant I have emphysema and my doctor doesn't believe in any sort of cough medicine ..

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Some patients feel that Mucinex which is Glyceryl Guaiacolate helps to thin the mucus and make it easier to cough out. The cough might be much better treated by one of the combination inhaled steroids-long acting bronchodilators available by prescription. Spiriva, also by prescription might also help. It may be time to see a pulmonary specialist.
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Should expectorant cough syrup be taken with or without water?

Cough syrup +/-water

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It is best to stay hydrated when taking an expectorant cough medication. I do not recommend cough medication to my patients. I do however prescribe guaifenesin-containing medications. When I do, I ask that they take the medication with a glass of water. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to take the specific medication prescribed for you.
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Dr. R. Keith Hill answered:

If sob is caused by mucus can. Cough syrup expectorant solve the prob?

Possibly

Cough
Anyone with thickened secretions can be aided by a mucus thinner like mucinex and drinking plenty of water. If you have heart failure however you shouldn't overload your body with water.
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I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup..no decongestant.just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?

This is a legal

Guaifenesin
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

M indian.If expectorant oral cough syrup can't stop my coughing even after a week,try some other cough syrups or may be some infection inside stomach?

Antitussive

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If you are using dextromethorphan containing syrup and that does not work, try some with codeine in it. If you are in India, would worry about tuberculosis. The issue is why you are coughing. This could be an atypical pneumonia including Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Legionella, adult Perussis, and so on.
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Does an expectorant promotes coughing?

Yes

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Over the counter expectorants like guanefisin are thought to work by causing irritation in the stomach causing stimulation of secretions in the lungs and stimulates cough. The respiratory secretions become less thick and easier to expectorate. A patient with persistent secretions and cough would benefit from evaluation as there are medications which are more effective than expectorants.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

How do I tell if I need a cough expectorant?

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Consult your doctor for cough medicine prescription & evaluate causes.
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Dr. David Martin answered:

Do over the counter cough expectorants really work?

Expectorants

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Yes, they work, but don't expect miracles. They can help during a cold, but they do not completely get rid of the cough. They usually just make the coughing less severe. Feel better!
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Dr. Paul Grin answered:

When should we use cough expectorant or antitussive?

Two conditions

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are cold or bronchitis. There are 3 types of cough medicines: topical, suppressant and expectorants. Unfortunately there is no a quick fix to treat the cough. Do not use these agents for cough that occurs with smoking, asthma or chronic pulmonary condition.
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I'm wondering why are cough expectorants slow to work?

Minimally effective

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Most products that are recommended for breaking up mucus, also call expectorants, are minimally effective in generally. If the dose is too high, there are GI upset side effects. If the dose is too low, they are well tolerated, but no better than placebo.
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