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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Mother Earth Living’s horehound cough drops and Learning Herbs’ herbal cough drops are two recipes to make homemade cough drops, according to the Mother Earth Living and Learning Herbs websites. The first uses fresh hore... More »

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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. More »

Robitussin DM's two active ingredients are dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant, and guaifenesin, which is an expectorant. Some of Robitussin DM's inactive ingredients are menthol, high fructose corn syrup, pur... More »

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 »

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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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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