Q. I am having dry cough for more than a week. Please suggest a medicine to reduce it.

Answered by
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 01, 2019 and last reviewed on: Nov 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am having a dry cough for more than one week. I tried all the medicines, but still, I have heavy cough. Is there any other way to reduce it?

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Dry cough can be associated with a lot of causes such as LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), asthma, allergy, etc.

If you have associated fever, then I suggest you taking antibiotics Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 650 mg twice daily for five days, after food.

If you do not have a fever, I will advise you to take syrup Ascoril (Ambroxyl Hydrochloride) two teaspoons up to three times daily, depending on the severity of the symptoms. You must remember that for any cough syrup, you need to wait for 30 minutes after taking medicine, and you cannot consume any water or have any food in that period. It has to act on the throat.

You can also take Claritin (Loratadine) 10 mg one tablet at bedtime for three days. I hope this helps.

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