Difference Between Antitussive Mucolytic & Expectorant

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Cold and flu season is here, but with so many choices in medicines, how do you begin to choose the right one? Figure out exactly what all those complicated drug names mean, and you have won at least half of the battle.

Antitussive

The antitussive ingredients in medicines stop you from coughing.

Mucolytic

Similar to an expectorant, Mucolytic drugs work to thin, loosen and eventually clear your airways of mucus.

Expectorant

An expectorant is a medicine that works to thin mucus in the lungs, trachea and bronchi to make it easier to expel it.

Which One?

Which one you use will depend on your symptoms. There are several options available in varying combinations to treat different situations.

Prescription Needed?

All three types of medicines are available over the counter, making it easy to treat your symptoms at home.

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