I"m being treated for a constant cough. Doctor said lungs were clear and no signs of thyroid problems and there is no weesing. Using Keflex for 14 days as prescribed by Doctor. into the 5th day of use. Cough is still persistant. Question: Can I take an over the counter cough supressent to aid with the cough itself? Thank you
5 Dec 2010
Yes, you can take a cough suppressant assuming you have a non-productive persistent cough.
It would not be wise to take a cough suppressant if you have a productive cough (lots of phlegm).
Talk with your pharmacist for advice.
Honey and lemon drinks are also helpful in soothing a raspy throat as is having a water bottle on hand to sip whenever you have the urge to cough.
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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