Are Menthol Cough Drops Addictive?


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Menthol cough drops are not considered addictive. If an individual feels the need to consume menthol cough drops in large quantities, this may be a sign of an underlying health problem.

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The instructions present on packages of cough drops usually advises users not to take the excessively or for periods longer than a week. The main purpose of using menthol cough drops is to ease throat irritation or dryness in the mouth. The irritation may be due to a cold or to smoking. The inability to stop using cough drops may be similar to an addiction, but this is usually a habit, similar to smoking.

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