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Cough suppressants

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Cough suppressants Cough suppressants Adult, Children

Cough suppressants - Handling

How should I handle Cough suppressants safely?

Cough suppressants - Storage

How should I store Cough suppressants ?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

​For cough syrups, discard the bottle 6 months after first opening or if expired, whichever sooner.

How should I dispose of Cough suppressants safely?

​Pack cough suppressant into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.

Cough suppressants - Additional Information

​Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:

  • Cough with thick yellow or green phlegm or mucus, or blood
  • Fever more than 38.6⁰C
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Drenching night sweats
  • Cough lasting for longer than 3-4 weeks
  • Cough that happens after your start a new medication
  • Development of new symptoms during self-treatment

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately. 

  • Tags: Cough suppressants
  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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