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A cough medicine or cough and cold medicine, also known as cough syrup or linctus when in syrup form, is a medicinal drug used in those with coughing and related conditions. There is no good evidence one way or the other for over-the-counter cough medications. While they are used by 10% of American children weekly, they are not recommended in Canada and the United States in children 6 years or younger because of lack of evidence showing effect and concerns of harm.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By gheep in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

This medication works fairly effectively, however, it may cause severe drowsiness as it did for me with only 1tsp of the syrup (coactifed)

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Heart rate

Posted By littlepeaks in fdb.rxlist.com on March 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Had normal dreams. Started feeling much better on 2nd day. Except for the first day, I just took the med before bedtime (max dose - 2 tsps). Only side effect I had was constipation -- so increased ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By daddyculla in fdb.rxlist.com on January 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

One can take 5 mgm and acheivve a good resul

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nightmare, Cough, Hallucination

Posted By alice in fdb.rxlist.com on April 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Although the medicine controlled my cough and allowed me to sleep, I had vivid, horrible nightmares / hallucinations that I had a difficult time waking up from. Will never use again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By cotridin in fdb.rxlist.com on April 8, 2011 @ 12:00 am

makes my son go to sleep..w/o this he'll probably can't sleep because of continous coughing,a dry cough.sounds like crouppy.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Prescribed for cough due to bronchitis. Suppress cough greatly. Easily to use.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Euphoric mood

Posted By CAREFUL in fdb.rxlist.com on November 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am

It does give a side effect that makes you feel high. It can be very addicting feeling. It almost like a sedative. BE CAREFUL!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By kingdomofloathing.com in fdb.rxlist.com on May 1, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I was prescribed this medication to aid in sleeping - because my cough was nagging and violent enough that I could not get more than two hours of sleep. The medication definitely made me drowsy, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I usually hate cough medicines, but this one was very easy to swallow. I did experience dizziness/nausea, and had trouble with rigurous activity, such as carrying heavy boxes.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By eadelee in twitter.com on May 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Antitussive, Antihistamine, Nasal Decongestant. That doesn't sound english to me.

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