Duro-Tuss® Linctus for cough

  • L Lambert Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: Duro-Tuss® Linctus, salbutamol, cough


Cough is a protective reflex action that occurs when the airway is obstructed or irritated.1 Its purpose is to clear the airway so that breathing can continue normally.1 Coughs can either be described as productive (wet, chesty and producing sputum or phlegm) or non-productive (where no phlegm or sputum is produced).1 Depending on the cause of a productive cough, patients may wheeze or feel breathless.2 A productive cough should be encouraged because it enables the expectoration of secretions from the lower respiratory tract that, if retained, could impair breathing and the ability of the lungs to resist infection.1 Allergies, irritants or bronchospasm are some of the triggers of a dry or nonproductive cough.3

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L Lambert, Amayeza Information Services

Amayeza Information Services, South Africa

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