With a single dose of medicine my cough disappeared. Should I discontinue it?

Q. With a single dose of medicine my cough disappeared. Should I discontinue it?

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 29, 2018 and last reviewed on: May 22, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a dry cough for literally more than two months. So, I got my chest X-rayed, and it was totally normal. I have been a smoker for five years but gave up smoking in the past three months. In these three months, I must have smoked 15 cigarettes. I went to the chief general physician, and he gave me two tablets Unicontin 400 half and Montair FC one tablet, both in the evening with a gap of two hours. With a single dose, my cough disappeared. So, should I continue it or leave it? Are they safe?



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Continue the medicines for the whole duration that the doctor has advised. If you stop the medicines now, the symptoms will recur. However, after the full course, the chances of recurrence are less. Avoid smoking if it is leading to such problems in you. Smoking leads to cancer as well. Do eat healthy food and exercise well. A nutritional diet and healthy lifestyle will prevent a lot of diseases.

Hope to see you back in good health soon.

Do write back to me if you need any support. Happy to help you.

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