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A cough suppressant is a medicine that acts on the nervous system
to suppress the cough reflex. Cough suppressants can be nonprescription or
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.
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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