Cough syrups for a dry cough

  • Jacky Van Schoor Amayeza Information Services


Cough is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek the advice of the healthcare professional. Most cases of acute cough (i.e. lasting three weeks or less) presenting in the pharmacy are symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection associated with the common cold. Although an acute cough following an upper respiratory tract infection is usually self-limiting and subsides within one to two weeks with or without treatment, it can be bothersome for patients and their caregivers. As such, patients seeking advice on an acute cough do so because they want relief from symptoms, especially if the cough interferes with sleep and daytime functioning.

Author Biography

Jacky Van Schoor, Amayeza Information Services
MPharm, BSc (Hons) Pharmacol Amayeza Info Services