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antitussive

[¦an·tē¦təs·iv]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as benylin expectorants, that relieves coughing.
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1] An irritative, non-productive cough may be suppressed by an antitussive agent, which increases the threshold of the cough center.
However, peripheral antitussives, such as levodropropizine, appear to be the best option at relieving cough," he said.
Seventeen of the duplications combined more than two antitussives.
Carefully designed randomized controlled trials of common cough medications such as antihistamines, antitussives, expectorants, decongestants, and combination cough preparations are needed to support the efficacy and safety of using these medications for cough management in children.
The agency also received reports of medication errors associated with formulation changes of unapproved hydrocodone-containing antitussives, such as changing the strength of the active ingredient, and reports of confusion over the similarity between the trade names of these unapproved products and other drug products.
The petition requested that the agency issue a statement to the public that OTC antitussive, expectorant, nasal decongestant, and antihistamine cough and cold products have not been shown to be safe and effective in treating coughs and colds in children under age 6years, and that the labeling be changed to state that they should not be used for treating coughs and colds in children under age 6.
Codeine, a naturally occurring narcotic, is generally used for pain control and as an antitussive agent in prescribed cough syrups.
Therapeutically, opioids are used to provide analgesia, as antitussives, and to treat symptoms of diarrhea.
Providers can target symptoms with antipyretics, decongestants, antihistamines, and antitussives.
The nursing plan of care should include providing comfort measures, such as the use of analgesics, antipyretics, antitussives, and emotional support.
6 Expectorants, excluding combination with antitussives 3.