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Cough medicine often contains cough suppressants or expectorants.

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 for or against the use of over-the-counter cough medications in those with a cough.<ref name=Cochrane2012>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Update inline |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[needs update] }} 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.<ref name=CFP2009>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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Cough medicine often contains cough suppressants or expectorants.

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 for or against the use of over-the-counter cough medications in those with a cough.<ref name=Cochrane2012>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Update inline |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[needs update] }} 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.<ref name=CFP2009>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


Cough medicine sections
Intro  Types   Effectiveness   Adverse effects   History   Society and culture  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Types
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