Anticonvulsant effective for chronic cough

Patients with chronic cough could benefit from taking the anticonvulsant gabapentin, a NSW study finds.

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute found a 10-week course of the drug reduced cough severity and frequency in patients who had not responded to standard treatment.

Patients’ coughing worsened again after treatment was stopped, providing further evidence that the drug had been effective, the