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Cough Syrup Comparison

Cough Syrup Comparison

Types of Cough Syrup

What is a Suppressant?

Cough suppressants help decrease the amount of coughing and the urge to cough. Suppressants work by relaxing and calming down your cough reflex. These help with overnight relief and can easily be identified by the "DM" which can be found on the label.

What are Expectorants?

Expectorants help clear mucus and phlegm from the bronchi, lungs and trachea. Expectorants contain guaifenesin which is the identifying ingredient when figuring out if the cough syrup is an expectorant.

Mix of Both:

Some Cough Syrups contain both, suppressant and expectorant ingredients. Depending on your condition, it is important to check if your these types of cough syrups are right for you. 

Brand

Country Available

Manufacturer

Taste/Color/Type 

Active Ingredients
Canada

Glasgow Kline Smith (GSK)

Taste:
Bitter taste of Pine and menthol

Color: 
White, slightly opaque

 Type:
Suppressant

  • Potassium bicarbonate (267 mg)
  • Ammonium carbonate (153 mg)
  • Menthol (22 mg)
  • Camphor (2.2 mg)
  • USA, Canada, UK

    Reckitt Benckiser and Mead Johnson (RB and Mead Johnson)

     

    Taste:
    Berry after taste, very bitter taste.

    Color:
    Redish 

    Type:
    Both

    In Each 20 ml:

    • Dextromethorphan HBr (20 mg)
    • Guaifenesin (400 mg)
    • Phenylephrine HCl (10 mg)
    USA, Canada

    Vicks

     

    Taste:
    Tasteless, Cherry,

    Color: 
    Red

    Type:
    Suppressant

    • Acetaminophen 650mg
    • Dextromethorphan HBr 30 mg
    • Doxylamine succinate 12.5 mg
    World Wide Generic Brand

     

    Taste:
    Flavors range

    Color:
    Varies

    Type: 
    Both

    • Dextromethorphan (DM)
    • Menthol
    • Guaifenesin