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Cough Summary

Description: A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.

Also Known As: Coughs

Networked: 7240 relevant articles (583 outcomes, 854 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Cough

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 22 outcomes 24 studies in 111 results : FDA 168 Generic
  2. Capsaicin (Zostrix) : 20 outcomes 88 studies in 475 results : FDA 1
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 19 outcomes 29 studies in 320 results : IBA
  4. Codeine (Codeine Phosphate) : 19 outcomes 27 studies in 219 results : FDA 154 Generic
  5. Dextromethorphan (Levomethorphan) : 19 outcomes 22 studies in 161 results : FDA 13 Generic
  6. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 18 outcomes 7 studies in 118 results : IBA
  7. Antitussive Agents (Antitussives) : 17 outcomes 30 studies in 154 results : IBA
  8. Budesonide (Pulmicort) : 17 outcomes 3 studies in 30 results : FDA 10 Generic
  9. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors) : 13 outcomes 31 studies in 356 results : IBA
  10. Fentanyl (Sublimaze) : 11 outcomes 23 studies in 81 results : FDA 27 Generic
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Diseases Related to Cough

  1. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  2. Asthma (Bronchial Asthma)
  3. Respiratory Sounds (Crackle)
  4. Pain (Aches)
  5. Fever (Fevers)
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Key Therapies for Cough

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  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 24 outcomes 4 studies in 110 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 92 results
  3. Fundoplication : 9 outcomes 4 studies in 25 results
  4. General Anesthesia : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 49 results
  5. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 11 results
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