A cough suppressant's effectiveness depends on the type of cough. Antitussives such as Triaminic, Robitussin and Vicks treat a dry cough, while expectorants made by Mucinex and Robitussin are best for a moist, productive... More »

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Several medications are safe to take while an individual is pregnant, and this includes cough drops and some cough syrups according to WebMD. Always check with an obstetrician before taking any medication or vitamins whi... More »

There is not a single best remedy for coughs, though most people can manage coughs at home with nonprescription medications and lifestyle remedies, notes WebMD. Staying hydrated, using steam to open up the chest, removin... More »

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Fifty-three percent of pharmacists recommend Delsym as their top cough suppressant, according to U.S. News & World Report. Mucinex and Robitussin tied among the pharmacists, each gaining 21 percent of the votes. Vicks Ny... More »

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The letters "DM" in cough syrup are an abbreviation of dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant that belongs to a group of drugs called antitussives. It works in the brain to reduce the desire to cough. More »

Dextromethorphan is the most common effective cough suppressant for relief of a dry cough, according to WebMD. Coughs that produce mucus are generally helpful to clear the lungs and should not be treated with a cough sup... More »

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WebMD states that M-End WC is a product composed of a decongestant, a narcotic cough suppressant and an antihistamine to treat common cold, hay fever, allergies and breathing illness symptoms. It is a potent medicine tha... More »

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