What is Cough Drops?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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A throat lozenge or cough drop is a small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat (usually due to a sore throat), possibly from the common cold or influenza. Cough tablets have taken the name lozenge, based on their original shape.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cough 10 3
Sore throat 4 2
Allergies 1 0
Dry cough 1 1
Itchy throat 1 0
Mucus in throat 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cough Drops

Side effect Patients
Positive side effects 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cough Drops

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
daily 1
five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cough Drops

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Cough Drops

Duration

Currently taking Cough Drops

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cough Drops

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
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There are no evaluations for Cough Drops.