antitussive

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antitussive

[¦an·tē¦təs·iv]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as benylin expectorants, that relieves coughing.
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Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, commented, "While O-T-C cough medicine and prescription drug numbers show progress, there is still much more we can do, and must continue to do, to stop the flow of young lives into risk.
The actors' performances are based on known side effects of cough medicine abuse.
The following cough medicines are directly targeted at children aged two and under and are being withdrawn from today.
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But Barnes says that further testing may result in improved cough medicine.
Research has found that theobromine, an ingredient of cocoa, is 30% more effective in preventing coughing than codeine--considered the best available cough medicine.
But until someone comes out with chocolate cough medicine, you'll have to consume 7 oz.
One unique aspect of this study was that it considered whether parents' sleep was significantly better when their child took a cough medicine.
Eisai to recall cough medicine due to error in directions
We used every brand of cough medicine in the store.