List of Drugs for dry cough in Nigeria.

Coughing is a common reflex action that clears your throat of mucus or foreign irritants. While everyone coughs to clear their throat from time to time, a number of conditions can cause more frequent coughing.
A cough that lasts for less than three weeks is an acute cough. Most episodes of coughing will clear up or at least significantly improve within two weeks.
If your cough lasts between three and eight weeks, improving by the end of that period, it’s considered a subacute cough. A persistent cough that lasts more than eight weeks is a chronic cough.

List of drugs for dry cough in Nigeria

You have dry cough if you find it difficult to cough out phlegm in your airway..Drugs for dey cough are called mucolytics. Mucolytics are medicines that make the mucus less thick and sticky and easier to cough up. They are usually prescribed for people who have a long-term (chronic) cough. They work best if they are taken regularly.

List of Drugs for dry cough in Nigeria
Rhinathiol is a popular mucolytic in Nigeria

Dry cough can be quite bothersome. There sure are many cough syrups for dry cough available in the market:

They are:

1. Rhinathiol

Rhinathiol is a mucolytic that reduces the viscosity of sputum and so can be used to help relieve the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and bronchiectasis by allowing the sufferer to bring up sputum more easily. Rhinathiol should not be used with antitussives (cough suppressants) or medicines that dry up bronchial secretions. Rhinathiol is produced by alkylation of cysteine with chloroacetic acid.

2. Mucinex/Guaifenesin/Phlemex

Guaifenesin, sold under the brand name Mucinex among others, is a medication used to try to help cough out phlegm from the airways. It is unclear if it decreases coughing. Use is not recommended in children less than 6 years old. It is often used in combination with other medications. It is taken by mouth.

3. Phlemex/Plemex

4. Biocotron

5. Ascof Lagundi capsule for dry cough

6. Vicks.

7. Tuxil D and Tuxil N helps to remove dry, thick and tenacious phlegm. Tuxil D for day and Tuxil N for night. Tuxil N can make you drowsy.


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