Does cough mixture make you sleepy?

Does cough mixture make you sleepy?

Cough suppressants contain pholcodeine or dextromethorphan, which tell the brain to stop the coughing reflex. They can make you dizzy and sleepy, which is fine if you are staying in bed, but not so good if you are driving.

What is the best cough medicine for nighttime?

If a wet cough is plaguing you, take a suppressant that includes a decongestant, which can provide relief without exacerbating your cough. To stop an unproductive or dry cough, stick to cough syrups with dextromethorphan or suck on a menthol cough drop before you fall asleep.

Which syrup is best for cough with sputum?

Cofsils Wet Cough Syrup helps to relieve productive cough or cough with thick mucus. It contains expectorant (that helps remove the mucus) and mucolytic (that helps thinning the mucus) medicines so that it effectively relieves the chest congestion.

Which cough syrup makes you sleepy?

BC® Powder Cold Medicines It contains acetaminophen, phenylephrine and an antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, so there’s a chance it could make you sleepy.

How do I stop Covid coughing at night?


  1. keep yourself well hydrated by drinking small amounts often throughout the day.
  2. soothe your throat by drinking a warm drink, such as honey and lemon.
  3. take small sips of liquid if you feel yourself starting to cough.
  4. suck a sugary sweet if you feel yourself starting to cough.

What helps Covid-19 cough?

9 home remedies for a COVID-19 cough

  1. Inhale steam.
  2. Take over-the-counter (OTC) cough suppressants.
  3. Get plenty of rest.
  4. Elevate your head and chest.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
  6. Have tea with honey.
  7. Drink turmeric lattes.
  8. Suck on lozenges.

What can I give my toddler for a cough at night?

Things you can try to get through the night: 1) Run a cool-mist humidifier in your child’s room for a few nights. 2) If your child is over 12mo, give 1tsp of honey (preferably buckwheat honey). This has been shown to be more effective than cough suppressants in children.