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3.9 Cough suppresants

3.9.1    Cough suppressants

Pholcodine linctus

Note:

Cough suppressants encourage sputum retention and this may be harmful in patients with chronic bronchitis. They tend to cause constipation.

3.9.2    Expectorant and demulcent cough preparations

Simple linctus

Note:

Expectorants are probably without objective benefit at the doses used and so none are listed.

 

For link to BNF section: 3.9 Cough preparations