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Cough Suppressant

A cough suppressant is a medicine that acts on the nervous system to suppress the cough reflex. Cough suppressants can be nonprescription or prescription.

Before you use cough and cold medicines, check the label. They may not be safe for young children or for people who have certain health problems.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Last RevisedSeptember 12, 2012

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Last Updated: September 12, 2012
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