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Remedies for Cough and Colds Understanding Your OTC Drugs

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Remedies for Cough and Colds: Understanding Your OTC Drugs

Posted on December 21, 2018 | Author and Reviewed by: Rose Ann C. Galera, RPh

What over-the-counter drugs can be offered to patients with cough and colds?

  1. Antihistamines
  2. Decongestants
  3. Expectorant
  4. Antitussives
  5. Mucolytics

 

The over-the-counter options for medicine for coughs and colds from providers of medical supplies in the Philippines can help you understand just how much you can do on your own in the event that you are afflicted with the aforementioned illnesses.

Understanding your prescription options is the path to improved health. Panatilihin ang mabuting kalagayan at iyong alamin ang iba’t-ibang OTC o over-the-counter drugs na maaari mong inumin. Sa panahon ngayon, maaari kang mahawa ng sakit nang agaran kaya naman mabuti nang mayroon kang sapat na kaalaman tungkol sa mga gamot na iyong pwedeng inumin. See more information here:

 

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are useful because it blocks a chemical that causes your nose to swell and fill up with mucus. This type of medicine for your coughs and colds is useful if you have a stuffed nose and you are finding it hard to breathe. Ang mga Antihistamines ay mas mabisa kapag sinabayan ng pag-inom ng decongestant dahil maaari kang antukin dahil dito. Kailangan mo munang kumonsulta sa doktor kung kalian ang mabisang oras ng pag-iintake ng antihistamines.

 

Decongestants

Decongestants

Decongestants, as the name suggests, are taken to relieve congestion. Ito ay mabisa dahil kaya nitong bawasan ang pamamaga ng mga blood vessels na nagiging sanhi ng stuffed nose. Unlike antihistamines, decongestants can keep you awake even through the wee hours of the morning. Taking this medicine will surely keep you from falling asleep, so make sure that you avoid taking them within a few hours before your bedtime. Kailangan ring tandaan ng mga tao na may high blood pressure na kailangang kumonsulta muna sa doktor bago uminom ng decongestant para sa sipon at ubo.

 

Mucolytics

Ang mga mucolytics ay nakakatulong upang tunawin ang plemang nakadikit sa ating lalamunan at nakakaharang sa daluyan ng hangin para tuluyang guminhawa ang pakiramdam ng mga taong may ganitong klaseng karamdaman.

 

Expectorant

Ang mga expectorant ay nakakataulong na mag-loosen ng mucus para makahinga ka ng maayos. An active ingredient of some major cough expectorants is guaifenesin which helps in thinning the mucus in your lungs and bronchioles. Dahil dito, mas madali mong mailalabas ang plema sa tuwing ikaw ay uubo o babahing. Maaari kang uminom ng expectorant para lumuwang ang congestion sa iyong ilong at mawala ang plema at mucus mula sa iyong baga.  

 

Antitussives

Antitussives

A common antitussive is dextromethorphan. This medication is useful for temporary relief of dry coughs that are caused by the infection of certain air passages. Ang mga halimbawa ng mga sakit na nagmumula dito ay ang sinusitis at common cold. However, it cannot be used for long-term breathing problems caused by bronchitis or emphysema. Epektibo ang cough suppresant na ito dahil hindi mo mararamdaman ang feeling na kailangan mong umubo.

 

Key Takeaway

Medicines for cough and colds come in many forms. Always remember that you can ask the best provider of medical supplies in the Philippines about what’s best for you. Being knowledgeable about the effects of the different OTC options that you have will go a long way toward relieving yourself from sickness. Gamitin mong gabay ang article na ito para magkaroon ka ng idea kung ano ang dapat mong asahan mula sa mga gamot para sa ubo at sipon.