What Are Common Prescribed Cough Medicines?

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Upper respiratory infection - viral; Cold


Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.


Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines may help ease symptoms in adults and older children. They do not make your cold go away faster, but can help you feel better.

Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines are not recommended for children under age 6. Talk to your doctor before giving your child any type of over-the-counter or nonprescription cough medicine,...

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