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3.9 Cough suppresants

3.9.1    Cough suppressants

Pholcodine linctus


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


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


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