Epilepsy drug an option in chronic cough

An anticonvulsive mostly used to control seizures and neuropathic pain is an effective treatment for chronic cough, says an Australian researcher.

Dr Nicole Ryan of the department of clinical toxicology and pharmacology at the University of Newcastle says treatments for refractory chronic cough are a major unmet need in respiratory medicine.

However, she says similarities between chronic cough and neuropathic pain