How Do Expectorants Work?

Reviewed on 10/26/2021

HOW DO EXPECTORANTS WORK?

Expectorants are drugs used for relieving cough. They help thin and loosen congestion in the chest and throat, making it easier to cough up the mucus.

HOW ARE EXPECTORANTS USED?

Expectorants are beneficial in relieving cough and mucus.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF EXPECTORANTS?

Some of the side effects of expectorants include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF EXPECTORANTS?

Generic and brand names of expectorants include:

QUESTION

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/expectorants

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