Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Expert Forum
over the counter cold medications
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding COPD, coughing/wheezing, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung infections, pollution, smoking, treatment for COPD and what causes COPD.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
over the counter cold medications
what cold medications are alright to take with emphysema?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
242588 tn?1224275300
Mucolytic medication that thin mucus, such as guaifenesin and potassium iodide are probably not harmful, but studies have not confirmed the effectiveness or value.  Guaifenesin may also have some cough suppressant activity, but not to the extent that it might compromise a useful, productive cough.  Those medications that induce sleep or contain cough suppressants, such as antitussives, narcotics including codeine, and antihistamines should be avoided.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
A related discussion, over the counter meds for pulmonary disorders was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank