Rapid Rx Quiz: Cough Suppressants (Antitussives)

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


April 19, 2023

Cough suppressants (antitussives) are among the more commonly used prescription and over-the-counter medications. They are frequently taken to treat coughs and congestion triggered by bronchitis, breathing illnesses, and viruses such as the common cold. Patients may be unaware of potential concerns associated with antitussive use.

Do you know important clinical considerations for antitussives, including overuse and toxicity, key indications, contraindications, and adverse events? Test yourself with this short quiz.


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