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A cough suppressant is a medicine that acts on the nervous system to suppress the cough reflex. Cough suppressants can be nonprescription or prescription.
Before you use cough and cold medicines, check the label. They may not be safe for young children or for people who have certain health problems.
Current as of: February 24, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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