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Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Doctors discourage use of cough syrups

January 10, 2006

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— The nation's chest doctors are now saying what you might have already known: outside Robitussin, over-the-counter cough syrup doesn't really do much.

The American College of Chest Physicians issued new guidelines discouraging use of the medicines.

The group says nonprescription cough syrups generally contain drugs in too low a dose to be effective, or contain combinations of drugs that have never been proven to treat coughs.

The exceptions: codeine and dextromethorphan. The latter is in Robitussin.

Comments

Ragingbear 8 years, 11 months ago

And Nyquil, The nighttime sniffling sneezing, aching,stuffy head, fever, give you a buzz, and knock you out for 12 hour medicine.

This report is stupid. What about psuedoephedrine? What about Diphenhydramine? Both of those substances can help releive a lot of colds.

They also forgot gulfeisin, an expectorant which is helpful for bad chest colds, and things like walkning pneumonia.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 11 months ago

That's because I think the main ingredient in Nyquil is alcohol...you still have the cold, but you no longer care...

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