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Or should I take mucolytic or antitussive?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Depends on cough
Mucolytics are used to thin secretions and mucus - we use it in copd, sinusitis, and other things.
The goal of which is to help get mucus out of the lungs through a cough. Antitussives are on the other end of the spectrum - they work to block or suppress the cough. Whether you use a mucolytic or antitussive really depends on the cause of the cough in the first place.

In brief: Depends on cough
Mucolytics are used to thin secretions and mucus - we use it in copd, sinusitis, and other things.
The goal of which is to help get mucus out of the lungs through a cough. Antitussives are on the other end of the spectrum - they work to block or suppress the cough. Whether you use a mucolytic or antitussive really depends on the cause of the cough in the first place.
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