A cough – a reflex action, uncontrolled to remove mucus. There is a different cough, a remedy for which it is used for various symptoms. Various causes cause it: allergic, temperature, chemical or biological, cough for colds. Combined cough and cold medications fight the symptoms of illnesses, removing nasal congestion, temperature, headache and lethargy.
The appointment of cough drugs for children and adults is caused by the nature of the disease or the state of the body that stimulates this process, and its varieties: dry, wet. Diagnosis should be performed only by a doctor since this symptom accompanies various dangerous diseases.
All cough suppressants are divided into two large groups. The first as an active substance contains codeine or dextromethorphan. Because of codeine, they are called “narcotic antitussives”, since this substance has a weak opiate effect. But dextromethorphan does not have opiate properties due to isomerism.
Effective means for coughing The second group – the so-called non-narcotic antitussives. They reduce the excitability of the cough center. But at the same time depress the respiratory center. Therefore, pediatricians warn against the use of these drugs for the treatment of young children, especially toddlers under two years.