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What is better at night - cough suppressant or expectorant?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine

In brief: Cough is useful

Those products have colorants, flavors, antihistamines and a lot of other stuff that doesn't help you recover. Why use it? Cough helps get the mucus out and is designed to clear your respiratory system.
Don't suppress it.

In brief: Cough is useful

Those products have colorants, flavors, antihistamines and a lot of other stuff that doesn't help you recover. Why use it? Cough helps get the mucus out and is designed to clear your respiratory system.
Don't suppress it.
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