Chest physicians say some OTC cough medicines don't work

01/10/2006 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Over-the-counter medications sold as cough treatments only, not for other symptoms of colds, do not work if they contain dextromethorphan, codeine and the expectorant guaifenesin, according to the American College of Chest Physicians. The treatments that work best, the group said, include products with antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, brompheniramine and chlorpheniramine.

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