oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Cough mixtures : OTC products
|Article Title||Cough mixtures : OTC products|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Jacqueline Van Schoor|
|Publication Date||Winter 2008|
|Pages||10 - 12|
Cough remains one of the most common complaints motivating patients to seek medical attention. The most common causes of a chronic persistent cough in a non-smoking immunocompetent person with a normal chest X-ray are postnasal drip, asthma and gastro-esophageal reflux, while an acute cough is a frequent symptom associated with viral respiratory tract infections such as colds and flu.
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