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 »

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 »

Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold contains the antihistamine chlorpheniramine maleate and the cough suppressant dextromethorphan hydrobromide, according to its manufacturer Bayer. Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu's active ingredients a... More »

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Hydrocodone/homatropine syrup is a cough suppressant consisting of an anticholinergic and a narcotic, according to Drugs.com. The anticholinergic dries secretions, while hydrocodone, the narcotic, suppresses the brain's ... More »

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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 »