Over-the-counter (OTC) medications to reduce cough as an adjunct to antibiotics for acute pneumonia in children and adults

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Cough is often distressing for patients with pneumonia. Accordingly they often use over-the-counter (OTC) cough medications (mucolytics or cough suppressants). These might provide relief in reducing cough severity, but suppression of the cough mechanism might impede airway clearance and cause harm.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD006088
Pages (from-to)1 - 28
Number of pages28
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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