Effectiveness of OTC meds for acute cough questioned

Concerns have again been raised over the efficacy of cough treatments, with experts questioning their use in both adults and children.      

Little reliable evidence exists to support the effectiveness of OTC medicines in treating acute cough in both children and adults, say the authors of a recent Cochrane review.

“There is no good evidence for or against the effectiveness of OTC medicines in acute cough. This should be taken into account when considering prescribing antihistamines and centrally active antitussive agents in children; drugs that