Question by  Amom (701)

What's the best over the counter cough medicine?

I have a bad cough and I need it to go away quickly.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

For being awake during the day, I prefer Dimetapp. You can match your symptoms to the variety of options available. For night time coughing, I use Nyquil. It really helps you sleep. You don't have to buy the name brand. The drug store knock-offs are every bit as good as the original.


Answer by  h (364)

I think that the best over the counter medicine for a cough is mucinex. There are different types of this medicine... make sure it is the one for a cough.


Answer by  buggy418 (632)

Robitussin DM is excellent. It will help you to cough out the phlemm that is causing you to cough. It will also help you to rest.


Answer by  barbie (115)

Medications for coughs are available in so many different formulations, not just brands. To determimne the best choice for you, you must ascertain which one meets your particular type of cough. Often there are store brands at much reduced prices that are equivalent to the formulation you require.


Answer by  holdengal (693)

Delsym is the best cough medicine I've ever. It was recommended by my allergy doctor for acute bronchitis. It's available over the counter but you actually have to ask the pharmacist for it. (They keep behind the counter. ) The only flavor is orange (yuck! ) but it's worth it.

posted by Anonymous
Delsym is the best ive had yet too. But its in grape too. And its probly the best tasting cough medicine also.  add a comment

Answer by  lee54 (144)

Nyquil is a cough medicine I find to work on getting rid of my coughs fairly quickly along with drinking lots of liquids and taking Vitamin C.

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