DRUGS FOR COUGH

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1. Pharyngeal Demulcents

Lozenges

Cough drops

Linctuses containing Syrup

Glycerine

Liquorice

 

2. Expectorants (Mucokinetics)

a. Bronchial secretion enhancers:

Sodium or Potassium citrate

Potassium iodide

Guaiphenesin (Glyceryl guaiacolate)

Balsum of Tolu

Vasaka

Ammonium chloride

b. Mucolytics:

Bromhexine

Ambroxol

Carbocisteine

Acetylcysteine

 

3. Antitussives (Cough centre suppressants)

a. Opioids:

Codeine

Pholcodeine

Ethylmorphine

b. Nonopioids:

Noscapine

Dextromethorphan

Chlophedianol

c. Antihistamines:

Chlorpheniramine

Diphenhydramine

Promethazine

4. Adjuvant Antitussives

Bronchodilators :

Salbutamol

Terbutalin

 

 

 

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