Cough syrup relieves chest congestion, reduces sore throat and irritation, and improves immunity against recurring coughs and colds. A cough formula that combines beneficial medicinal herbs to suppress cough reflexes and relieve chest congestion, Cofsils Natural Cough Syrup also has a soothing and cooling action to reduce sore throats and discomfort. The honey-based syrup formula even helps relieve nighttime coughs in children.
Cough syrup and guaifenesin are sometimes combined. These are also available with other medications, such as pain relievers, decongestants, or antihistamines. These combination products (such as multi-symptom cold medications) are intended to treat many symptoms simultaneously. However, if your main symptom is a cough, watch out for the drying effects of a combination of antihistamines and decongestants. This effect can make the mucus in your airways thicker and more complicated, which can make your cough worse.