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Q. Am I under the right treatment for cough?

Answered by
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 20, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am having cough for two to three weeks now. It is mostly dry and frequent throughout the day. I am getting two to three coughs at one time and then it continues. Currently, I am taking Piriton-CS, Pantocid and Montek-LC. I had bronchitis problem a few years back wherein I used to get frequent cough. Please help.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I had gone through all the details you have posted.

  • The medications you are taking are good, but as you were saying that you continue to have dry cough since three weeks some changes need to be done.
  • Avoid cool drinks or cool water. Do gargles with Listerine or Chlorhexidine mouthwash two times a day and avoid dust.
  • Continue the same syrup three times a day. Also, I suggest syrup Corex (combination of Chlorpheniramine maleate and Codeine) as it is a more powerful cough suppressant.
  • I suggest a course of antibiotic, tablet Azee 500 mg (Azithromycin) one tablet in the morning for three days and capsule Benz pearls (Benzonatate) three times daily for four days.
  • Continue Montek-LC (combination of Montelukast and Levocetirizine) once daily at night.
  • Avoid smoking or alcohol, if you have the habit.

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