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Old 02.08.2012, 01:08
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Have you tried having a really hot shower so the steam fills the room. You can then breathe it in and let it sooth your throat.
The first two medications sound like expectorants which break up the mucus. The latter (Tossamin) is a suppressant which should stop you coughing and help you sleep. I find with my coughs it helps if I have a good cough then really blow my nose. It seems to remove the excess of the crap which is making you cough.

It obviously builds up again over time but you just repeat the process.

The suppressant I take is Makatussin and that kills the cough stone dead overnight. I can't take it during the day because it knocks me out.

You have my deepest sympathies - coughs are my weak spot. It's exhausting. I can't sleep at night and I am afraid to go out in the day because I sound like an angry sea lion.
Thanks.

The reason for my almost panicky post is because my fever has flared up this evening.

That, and the fact that I took all 3 medicines in very quick succession last evening (Tuesday evening) and tomcat's post earlier in this thread scared me.
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Old 18.09.2012, 07:52
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Re: Cough medicine help!!

Sorry to come back to a very old thread but I'd appreciate your help. I used to live in CH before and once when I had a terrible cold I bought a cough syrup from an apotheke. All I remember is a powdery substance falls inside the liquid, creating vapours when you pop it open first, tastes sweet like sprite (No.I dint have any soda) and the manufacturer was a company in Lugano. Does someone know what chemical combination exhibits this characteristic? It worked like magic for me and I have been having the same kind of cold over again.If someone knows the drug or the compound I'd be really relieved.

Thx a lot.
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Old 18.09.2012, 08:20
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Solmucol? ..............
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Re: Cough medicine help!!

Sandgrounder you are perfectly right. I googled for the medicine and the image search confirms it. I browsed through ibsa.ch and it is this company. Do you have a pharma background?

Thank you so much.
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Old 18.09.2012, 09:58
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Sandgrounder you are perfectly right. I googled for the medicine and the image search confirms it. I browsed through ibsa.ch and it is this company. Do you have a pharma background?
No, just a bottle of it in the bathroom cupboard...
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Old 18.09.2012, 10:24
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HAHAHAHAHAH.EF rules- my laugh has to be atleast 10 characters long
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Re: Cough medicine help!!

Hey,

Thanks for the help on this forum.

Just an update, Otrinol has been replaced by the brand Rinoral but its the same thing.

Yay for Pseudoephedrin
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Hi, I always use this website to find Swiss medications with certain active ingredients e.g. for guaifenesin:
http://www.kompendium.ch/searchPub/guaifenesin/de
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