Is it okay to prescribe a patient having a productive cough with both expectorant AND antitusive?

Is it okay to prescribe a patient having a productive cough with both expectorant AND antitusive?
Sorry, wrong question, the question should be, on what condition can we use both expectorant and antitusive, is it safe & are there any scientific facts regarding both of their use??

Yes, but only in extreme cases. On occasion, I have been prescribed both only so I could sleep without coughing.

One Response to “Is it okay to prescribe a patient having a productive cough with both expectorant AND antitusive?”

  • csroberts says:

    Yes, but only in extreme cases. On occasion, I have been prescribed both only so I could sleep without coughing.
    References :
    I’ve been there.

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