Why Does Codeine Stop A Cough?

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Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/CODEINE - ORAL
Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/KO-deen)

Codeine-Guaifenesin Oral Uses

This combination medication is used to temporarily treat coughing and chest congestion symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. Codeine is a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that ...

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