Hydromet syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant used to temporarily relieve coughs, according to It works by drying up secretions in the throat and suppressing the cough reflex in the brain... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

WebMD publishes a long list of common prescription medications used to treat the symptoms of cough. They are identified by generic name and common brand names. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

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