I have COPD, which causes me to cough all night, so I cannot sleep even with the Trazodone. I looked at drug interactions of Trazodone and Tussin DM Max, which I took before I was prescribed the Trazodone, and taking the two was a high risk. I need to find a safe cough medicine so I won't be up coughing, and then do you think the Trazodone can help me sleep?
I take 50mg of Trazodone at night. I cough due to a lot of mucous. What cough medicine can I take?
- 17 Mar 2013 by vinny482
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17 Mar 2013
Hi, has your doctor considered adding a bronchodilater, such as a Salbutamol inhaler? This could greatly improve you COPD symptoms, reducing the coughing and helping you sleep better. And unlike a cough linctus, it can be used long term. Something to consider maybe?
17 Mar 2013
Hi. I have emphysema, and I know how exhausting a lasting cough can be. I tried several options, until I came upon one which has worked very well for me, and doesn't involve drugs.
When I have a cough, I mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink it. It soothes the throat, and loosens the semi-dry phlegm in my throat. Whatever else it might do, it lets me get a decent night's sleep.
I have to take a lot of meds. It's nice to be able to opt for the simple sometimes.
18 Mar 2013
I did a search and found these cough medicines for people who have COPD.
Vicks Nyquil products.
tussionex pennkinetic suspension
Vinny, you really need to talk to your doc before you use any of these meds. We don't know how they'll interact with your other meds.
I'm sorry you have COPD. I watched my father go through it and it wasn't one bit funny.
Take care, Vinny, and holler if you need me or just want to for fun.
Peace be with you,
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