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Managing Your Cough: How Theraflu Works on Coughs
A cough isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s disruptive. It can keep you up at night, interrupt important conversations and prevent you from doing the things you want to do. So, when you have a cough, all you want is a cough medicine that helps make it go away—so you can tone down the disruptive coughs and get back to feeling better.
Theraflu Cough Relief is designed to do just that.
Theraflu Cough Relief is the first Theraflu hot liquid remedy targeted to treat your cough and chest congestion fast. It provides powerful relief with the help of 2 active ingredients, Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin. This 2-in-1 formulation suppresses a dry or wet cough and thins out mucus to relieve chest congestion and throat irritation—all in a warm, soothing liquid. Since coughing takes a toll on your lungs and airways, treating it with something soothing—like a warm liquid—can provide instant soothing comfort.1
How do the active ingredients work?
The two active ingredients in Theraflu Cough Relief, Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin, are what work to stop your coughs from interfering with your day. Dextromethorphan is used to temporarily relieve coughing, but it will not treat the cause of the cough.2 Dextromethorphan decreases the activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.2
The second active ingredient, Guaifenesin, is also used to temporarily relieve coughing and does not work to get rid of your cough for good. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion, and it works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways.3 Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin both relieve coughing, but they work together to help you feel better and distract you from your cough.
Home remedies to suppress coughs
Drinking warm beverages like hot tea or broths can calm down a bad cough. If you’re going to drink tea to help with your cough, then adding a spoonful of honey to your cup might be a good idea. Honey has been proven in studies to reduce nighttime coughing and improve sleep when consumed before bedtime.4 As an added bonus, honey is also a good way to soothe a sore throat. Because honey is so low-cost, widely available, and great-tasting, it might be worth giving it a try.
Like other Theraflu powders, Theraflu Cough Relief dissolves quickly in water so it’s ready to take in an instant. And thanks to the steamy vapors, you can start to feel the warmth before your first sip. It all adds up to a warm wave of powerful cough-and-congestion-fighting relief you’ll experience with every cup!
- Mayo Clinic. Chronic Cough. 2017 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351580 Accessed May 22nd, 2019.
- Dextromethorphan. Medline Plus. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682492.html Accessed 06/11/2021.
- Guaifenesin. Medline Plus. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682494.html Accessed 06/11/2021.
- Is it true that honey calms coughs better than cough medicine does? Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/cough/expert-answers/honey/faq-20058031 Accessed 06/11/2021.