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These medications help suppress the urge to cough. This may be particularly useful in treating the dry cough that is commonly associated with the flu.
Common cough suppressants include:
- Codeine (available by prescription only)
How to Use Cough Suppressants
A cough suppressant may be useful if your cough is dry, but may not be a good idea if you have secretions to clear. Based on research, dextromethorphan appears to be effective in suppressing a cough. Codeine, though, has not been shown to be as helpful. Talk to your doctor about whether these medications might be useful for you.
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