Which Cough Syrups Are Most Effective?

Which Cough Syrups Are Most Effective?

Which Cough Syrups Are Most Effective?

Around 46 percent of pharmacists recommend Delsym, available over the counter, for suppressing a cough, according to a survey by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times in 2014. Runners-up include Robitussin, recommended by 29 percent of pharmacists, and Mucinex DM, recommended by 23 percent.

The survey also looked at pharmacists’ recommendations for cold remedies in general, notes U.S. News & World Report. Of the available over-the-counter remedies, Cepacol won recommendation by 27 percent of pharmacists in the survey, followed by Zicam, recommended by 23 percent of participants. Just 21 percent of pharmacists recommended Cold-EEZE, while 14 percent recommended Halls Defense, and 6 percent recommended Sucrets.