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?
Question posted by vinny482 on 17 March 2013
Last updated on 16 February 2022
This is a long shot, but magnesium helps muscles relax. You could work that into your vitamins. But don’t get the cheap stuff as it won’t absorb as well. Magnesium glycinate or citrate work better. If you get desperate, you can try making and taking a shot of magnesium water (look it up on you-tube). It tastes gross, but it’s the best form of ingestion for cough. Just a shot will do. 2nd option: Drinking some water with salt helps keep your throat from drying out too since sodium retains water. 3rd You can always talk to a psychiatrist about other SSRI medications that could be combined with trazodone. Adding one with a greater sedative effect might work better. 4th And then there’s the old fashioned Mexican remedy : Mix honey and Lime juice, add whatever else you want. And ingest that. It should soothe the throat and also keep it from drying out. It should coat the throat the way cough medicines do. Don’t mix too many other things with it because the honey and lime combination work best on their own.
I did a search and found these cough medicines for people who have COPD.
Vicks Nyquil products.
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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,
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.
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?
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