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any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing

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The study found that when children with acute cough were treated with either antitussive medication or antibiotics, antibiotics alone showed a lower percentage of cough resolution.
Non-narcotic antitussives are sometimes useful for short term alleviation of coughing and the mucokinetics (expectorant, mucolytic) are not recommended (41).
Antitussives in the treatment of acute transient cough in children.
The FDA has identified about 200 unapproved prescription antitussive drugs on the market that contain hydrocodone.
At that time, most of the antitussives contained codeine or codeine-like compounds that had direct morphine-like abuse potential (World Health Organization Technical Report #437 cited in Food and Drug Administration, 1990).
These respiratory diseases are usually treated with antitussives, expectorants, mucoiytics, bronchodilators, and glucocorticoids (Perez et al.
Sputum production may be variable the barking cough that does not respond to antitussives but responds to ATT along with steroids may be a feature of EBTB.
Such preparations may contain various combinations of antihistamines, decongestants, antitussives and expectorants.
These medications contain decongestants, antihistamines, antitussives (cough suppresant), and/or expectorants.
Current FDA assessment of the safety and efficacy of approved children's over-the-counter antitussives, expectorants, nasal decongestants, anti-histamines and combination cough/cold products is based on scientific studies in children and/or an extrapolation from extensive data in adults.
The American Academy of Pediatrics said in a 1997 policy statement that there is no evidence to support the use of codeine or dextromethorphan--two common ingredients in cough medicines--as antitussives in children.
He was treated with a first generation cephalosporin and antitussives for a suspected upper respiratory tract infection.
Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against antitussives because of their lack of demonstrated benefit, these products fly off pharmacy shelves in the winter months.