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

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Abstract

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
Volume2007
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Over-the-counter (OTC) medications to reduce cough as an adjunct to antibiotics for acute pneumonia in children and adults. / Chang, Christina; Cheng, Allen; Chang, Anne.

In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol. 2007, No. 4, CD006088, 2007, p. 1 - 28.

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