Navigation Links
Cough Syrups No More Effective Than Sugar Water

Over-the-counter cough syrup may not be as effective as it is claimed to be. Therefore purchase of cough syrup from the American Medicine cabinet// is viewed as nothing more than a waste of money according to a group of national doctors.

Based on the above finding, several recommendations have been put across for the effective treatment of coughs by the American College of Chest Physicians. According to the new guideline, published in the journal Chest, it is recommended that the general public resort to the conventional, cost-effective anti-histamines for treatment of cough associated with infection of the upper respiratory tract. Older-generation antihistamines can effectively manage nasal drip and running nose.

Although cough syrups may provide a moderate amount of relief, they are ineffective in treating the underlying cause, in the opinion of Dr. Michael Alberts, a leading pulmonologist. Another suggestion is to survive the episode and wait for it to resolve on its own.

Alarmingly, Americans have been found to purchase over-the -counter medication for cold worth $2.9 billion. About $270 million is spent on cough syrup alone. In addition another $400 million is spent on prescription of medicines for cold, based on study conducted in 2003.

A cough syrup formulation that contains a combination of dextromethorphan (cough suppressant) and guaifenesin (expectorant) is no more effective than sugar water. Similar results have been obtained from different studies conducted in different parts of the world.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
2. Women Worse Affected By Chronic Cough
3. A Drug That Might Relieve Chronic Cough
4. Studying The Effectiveness Of Cough Syrups
5. Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough
6. Cough medication to cure fibromyalgia
7. Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Childrens Coughs
8. Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho
9. Bariatric Surgery: Medicare, Will Now Cough Up For ‘Throwing Weight
10. Zimbabweans Will Need To Cough Up More on Health Costs
11. Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare ... , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: