Updated 09 June 2015

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Do you know the difference between a cough expectorant and a cough depressant?

Expectorants (containing guaiphenesin) dilute the mucus to make it easier to cough up, while a cough depressant (containing dextromethorphan) supresses the cough reflex.

Visit our Cough Centre for more on managing this condition.


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