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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
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:
May 23, 2016
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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