As of November 2014, WebMD publishes a long list of common prescription medications used to treat the symptoms of cough. They are identified by generic name and common brand names.Know More
At the top of the WebMD list is benzonatate, which is sold under the brand names Tessalon Perle and Zonatuss. Diphenhydramine is another medication used to treat cough and other symptoms of the common cold. This drug is sold both as a prescription cough syrup and over the counter. Common brand names include Benadryl, Sominex, Unisom, Genahist and Naramin.
Tussionex Pennkinetic ER is a combination product that contains a combination of two drugs, hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine. Acetaminophen-codeine is another combination medication used to treat cough. It is sold under the brand names Tylenol-Codeine and Vopac. Hydromet is a combination medication used to treat dry cough. This narcotic cough suppressant contains hydrocodone and homatropine. Another option is promethazine-codeine, which is also known under the brand name Phenergan with Codeine.
Promethazine-DM, a combination of dextromethorphan and promethazine, is a cough suppressant that works on the cough center of the brain, reducing the need to cough. Dextromethorphan can also be found in Bromfed DM, a combination medication that also includes pseudoephedrine and brompheniramine.
These are just some of the generic and brand names of prescription cough syrups. Many more cough syrups are available over the counter.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Syrups that are similar to VICKS Formula 44 for dry coughs are marketed under the brand names Babee Cof, Diabetuss, Benylin, Children's Robitussin Cough Long-Acting, VICKS DayQuil Cough, Dexalone and Pertussin ES as listed by the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. The generic name for this medication is dextromethorphan.Full Answer >
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Around 46 percent of pharmacists recommend Delsym, available over the counter, for suppressing a cough, according to a survey by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times in 2014. Runners-up include Robitussin, recommended by 29 percent of pharmacists, and Mucinex DM, recommended by 23 percent.Full Answer >