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How can a nighttime cough medication be both a cough suppressant and an expectorant?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: In the lungs nothing

Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung.
The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown.

In brief: In the lungs nothing

Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung.
The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
So sorry, somehow this answer to another question got attached to this one. I was certain I was answer a question about "Fibrosing Mediastinitis". Ironically someone still decided to agree with this answer anyway ;-)
Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Check the label

"nighttime cough medicine" often hs more than 1 medication in it.
Read the whole label and you may find that there is a med that dries up mucus to consolidate it and another that decreases the frequency of cough. They seem to work against each other but, they tag-team so that you can cough efficiently...Then sleep!

In brief: Check the label

"nighttime cough medicine" often hs more than 1 medication in it.
Read the whole label and you may find that there is a med that dries up mucus to consolidate it and another that decreases the frequency of cough. They seem to work against each other but, they tag-team so that you can cough efficiently...Then sleep!
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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