Cough Syrups

Date Posted:9 June 2023 

cough syrups

Dealing with a persistent cough can be both uncomfortable and disruptive so choosing the right cough syrup is essential. With so many options available for adults and children, and different types of coughs to consider, making the right choice can be overwhelming. 

It's important to carefully read and follow the directions and pay attention to recommended dosages, frequency of use, and any specific instructions provided by the manufacturer or healthcare professional. 

Some cough syrups may contain additional ingredients like decongestants or antihistamines. Be cautious when using combination cough medicines, especially if you have other medical conditions or are taking other medications. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have any doubts.


Cough Syrup for Adults: Look for cough syrups specifically formulated for adults, as they often contain appropriate ingredients'  These may include antitussives (to suppress coughing), expectorants (to loosen phlegm), or combinations of both. 

Cough Syrup for Kids: When choosing cough syrup for children, it's crucial to select products designed for their age group. Pediatric cough syrups are formulated with appropriate dosages and ingredient concentrations for children's specific needs. There are different types of coughs such as dry, wet, or non-productive and irritating, while wet or chesty coughs involve mucus or phlegm. Identifying the type of cough can help determine the most effective cough syrup. Some natural cough syrups include Kiwiherb Herbal Cough & Chest Syrup  or Brauer Kids Manuka Honey Chesty cough  or Brauer Kids Manuka Honey Dry Cough 

If you have a wet or chesty cough with excessive mucus or phlegm, an expectorant cough syrup can help loosen and expel the mucus, making coughs more productive. For dry, non-productive coughs, antitussive cough syrups can help suppress coughing and provide temporary relief. Some cough syrups contain natural ingredients like manuka honey, which has antimicrobial properties and may help soothe a sore throat. However, be cautious when using honey-based cough syrups for children under one-year-old due to the risk of infant botulism.

Children Under 2 Years: It's important to consult a pediatrician or health care professional before giving any cough medicine to children under the age of 2.

Chronic or Severe Cough: If your cough persists for an extended period, worsens, or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, it's advisable to seek medical advice. A healthcare professional can help determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment options.