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Cough Medicine

There are various types and causes of coughing, and for some people it is a frequent frustration in their lives.  Choose from our wide range of cough medicines and remedies on this page, buy online and have your purchase delivered directly to your door.  Why do we cough?  |  Types and causes of coughing  |  When to seek medical help  |   Cough preparations Home remedies and tips
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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH 200ML
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH 200ML
SKU 2384329
$24.99 NZD
Robitussin Chesty Cough Provides symptomatic relief from the family’s congested chests and coughs due to the common cold.
ROBITUSSIN BRONCHIAL SYRUP & IMMUNE SUPPORT
ROBITUSSIN BRONCHIAL SYRUP & IMMUNE SUPPORT
SKU 2353621
$24.99 NZD
Great tasting , throat soothing bronchial syrup plus immune support.
Good Health Viralex Breathe Epicor Chest Syrup 200ml
Good Health Viralex Breathe Epicor Chest Syrup 200ml
SKU 2581973
$38.90 NZD
Viralex® Breathe EpiCor® Chest Syrup contains a powerful blend of natural ingredients to support healthy respiratory and immune function.
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
SKU 2541904
$23.99 NZD
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 250ml
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 250ml
SKU 2621185
$39.90 NZD
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 250ml
Harker Chest Relief Night 250ml
Harker Chest Relief Night 250ml
SKU 2539527
$39.90 NZD
Harker Chest Relief Night 250ml
Harker Chest Relief Day 250ml
Harker Chest Relief Day 250ml
SKU 2539535
$39.90 NZD
Harker Chest Relief Day 250ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe Day 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe Day 150ml
SKU 2519895
$31.99 NZD
Harker Child Chest Soothe Day 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
SKU 2519909
$31.99 NZD
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
SKU 2561034
$31.99 NZD
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
Harker Deep Lung Support 250ml
Harker Deep Lung Support 250ml
SKU 2441209
$37.99 NZD
MUCINEX DM MAXIMUM STRENGTH 1200MG 14s
MUCINEX DM MAXIMUM STRENGTH 1200MG 14s
SKU 2431505
$29.99 NZD
Help to fight your worst chest congestion and cough with Mucinex DM Maximum Strength 1200mg. Its maximum strength and extended release bi-layer formulation may help to provide 12 hours of relief and assist in controlling symptoms all day and night.
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH FORTE 200ML
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH FORTE 200ML
SKU 2384345
$24.99 NZD
Robitussin Chesty Cough Forte is formulated for heavy chest congestion.
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 20s
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 20s
SKU 2379341
$28.50 NZD
When used as directed Mucinex is effective in helping to relieve chest congestion so you can Coughmore productively. As advertised on TV.
Duro-Tuss Dry Forte 200ml
Duro-Tuss Dry Forte 200ml
SKU 339091
$29.50 NZD
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
SKU 2397064
$17.99 NZD
To get full coverage relief both for daytime and night time, take Dimetapp PE sinus Day Night Tablet. Day tablet is a non-drowse formula to give instant relief from symptoms of sinus congestion, painful blocked nose; while the night tablet is formulated with added antihistamine to get relief from itchy watery eyes and sneezing for a good night's sleep.
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Orange 24pack
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Orange 24pack
SKU 363766
$22.99 NZD
Duro-Tuss Expectorant 200ml
Duro-Tuss Expectorant 200ml
SKU 227870
$29.50 NZD
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 10s
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 10s
SKU 2379333
$20.50 NZD
When used as directed Mucinex is effective in helping to relieve chest congestion so you can Coughmore productively. As seen on TV
Difflam C Liquid 100ml
Difflam C Liquid 100ml
SKU 312835
$20.50 NZD
Difflam C Anti inflammatory Antiseptic Solution for fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including: sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures.
PARACARE SUSPENSION 250MG ORANGE 200ML
PARACARE SUSPENSION 250MG ORANGE 200ML
SKU 305081
$17.99 NZD
  • Relief of mild to moderate pain and discomfort.
  • Reduces temperature in fever.
  • For headache, symptoms of cold and flu and feverish conditions.
Duro-Tuss Chesty Forte 200ml
Duro-Tuss Chesty Forte 200ml
SKU 2348721
$29.50 NZD
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Lemon 24pack
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Lemon 24pack
SKU 365424
$22.99 NZD
Difflam C Liquid 200ml
Difflam C Liquid 200ml
SKU 312843
$26.99 NZD
Difflam C Anti inflammatory Antiseptic Solution for fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including: sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures.
Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough 200ml
Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough 200ml
SKU 2327422
$29.50 NZD
Clinicians Nasal Clear Manuka 25ml
Clinicians Nasal Clear Manuka 25ml
SKU 2526662
$29.99 NZD
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH LIQUID 12 CAPS
ROBITUSSIN CHESTY COUGH LIQUID 12 CAPS
SKU 2515059
$21.99 NZD
Robitussin Liquid Capsules provide symptomatic relief from congested chests which may be associated with the common cold.
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Regular 200ml
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Regular 200ml
SKU 339083
$29.50 NZD

Why do we cough?

Coughing is not considered as an illness in itself, but rather a symptom of something else going on in the body.  Most often it is just the body's way of removing something from the system that is causing irritation.  It is also the natural reaction of the body to remove mucous from the lungs in order to clear the airways.  However, sometimes a cough can be an indication of a condition that needs addressing, whether that be a simple cold or flu, or a more serious illness.

Since it is not a disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition, the type of cough you have can be used to evaluate the real cause to know the best treatment option to use.

What are the types and causes of coughing?


There are two basic types of cough - productive and unproductive cough.

Productive Cough produces phlegm or mucous. The mucous may either have drained down to the back of the throat from the nose or it may have come up from the lungs. The way to deal with productive cough is not to suppress it since it clears the lungs of mucous. Some of the causes of productive cough are:

Common cold - productive cough is a normal reaction of this particular illness. It is often triggered by the mucous that drains down to the back of the throat.
More serious infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis or tuberculosis
Chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is usually caused by stomach acid going up the esophagus.
Nasal discharge or postnasal drip
Smoking or other tobacco use
 
Non-productive cough on the other hand is dry and does not produce sputum.  This may develop toward the end of a cold or after a person gets exposed to an irritant. This can either be dust or smoke.  The following are some of the causes:

Viral illnesses - towards the tail end of a common cold, a dry cough may develop, which often gets worse at night.
Bronchospasm - this happens particularly at night
Allergies - dry cough as a symptom of allergic rhinitis
Medicines called ACE inhibitors
Exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals in your work environment
Asthma
Blockage of the airways, either by inhaled object or food that blocked the throat.

How do you know when your cough requires medical attention?

You should seek immediate medical care if:

  • Your cough is accompanied by blood.
  • You have suddenly developed difficulty breathing.
  • You have developed high fever.
  • You have developed rashes.

Monitor the following changes and see your doctor for checkups if:

  • Your coughing gets deeper or more frequent, especially if you have noticed a change in the amount or colour of your mucous.
  • You have developed additional symptoms; such as: sore throat, earache, sinus pain
  • Your condition gets worse.

Cough preparations

There are basically 2 types of preparations which help to alleviate a cough: expectorant and suppressant.  These may come either in cough syrup or tablet form.

Expectorants helps thin the mucous to make it easier to cough it out. This is best when you have a productive cough. Drinking plenty of water will also help in thinning out mucous. Guaifenesin is an effective expectorant used as active ingredient in cough preparations. Make sure to look for it in a cough medicine.

Suppressants control or suppress the cough reflex.  These work best for dry, hacking coughs that keep you awake.  Use suppressants with caution, as they do suppress the natural and helpful job that coughing performs in the body.   This is especially true for those who suffer from asthma and other forms of lung diseases where coughing will help a lot.   It is important to cough up the phlegm as this prevents developing bacterial infections. However, you may need to take suppressants if you are finding it difficult to rest or sleep because of coughing.  Always talk to your health practitioner to get the right advice for you.

What are some home remedies and tips for dealing with a cough?

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids as this help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. If you have a dry hacking cough, you may take honey in hot water, tea or lemon juice.
Put an extra pillow under your head to make it a little elevated. This will help to ease dry cough.
Take cough drops which are helpful in soothing an irritated throat.
Use a humidifier with plain water to help add moisture to air.
Quit smoking and do not use other forms of tobacco.
Avoid irritants like smoke, dust and other pollutants. If you cannot avoid entirely, use a facial mask. Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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