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OTC cough medicine


As per available reports about 43 Relevant Journals, 38 Conferences, 10 Workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to OTC cough medicine and about 1,580 articles are being published on OTC cough medicine.

Healthy adults don’t usually experience side effects from OTC cough medicines. But sometimes these medicines can cause irritability, sleepiness, or dizziness. Side effects may be a concern for people who have health problems, are elderly, or use cough medicines for long periods of time. Cough medicine is often combined with decongestants, antihistamines, and/or pain relievers. If you take 1 of these combination medicines, it’s important to understand each of the active ingredients and the interactions they may have with other medicines you’re taking.

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Scope and Importance:

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are medicines you can buy without a prescription from your doctor. There are 2 types of OTC cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants. A common antitussive is dextromethorphan (some brand names: Triaminic Cold and Cough, Robitussin Cough, Vicks 44 Cough and Cold). The only expectorant available in OTC products is guaifenesin (2 brand names: Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion).

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are medicines you can buy without a prescription from your doctor. There are 2 types of OTC cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants. A common antitussive is dextromethorphan (some brand names: Triaminic Cold and Cough, Robitussin Cough, Vicks 44 Cough and Cold). The only expectorant available in OTC products is guaifenesin (2 brand names: Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion).

Antitussives are cough suppressants. They relieve your cough by blocking the cough reflex. Expectorants thin mucus. This may help your cough clear the mucus from your airway. Drinking extra fluids also helps keep mucus thin. Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin are sometimes combined with each other (1 brand name: Robitussin DM). They are also available in combination with other medicines, such as pain relievers, decongestants, or antihistamines. These combination products (such as multi-symptom cold medicines) are meant to treat many symptoms at the same time. However, if your main symptom is cough, be careful of the drying effect of antihistamines and decongestants in combination medicines. This effect can make mucus thicker and harder to clear from the airways, which can make a cough worse. There are two different types of over the counter cough medications - expectorants and suppressants. They work very differently and which one you take depends on the type of cough you are experiencing. Expectorants: Expectorants are a class of cough medicine that help to get congestion out of your lungs. They thin the mucous and help you cough it out more easily. Expectorants are useful when you have thick congestion and you can't cough it up on your own. Because they help make your cough more productive, expectorants can help prevent illnesses such as pneumonia. Suppressants: Cough suppressants are a class of cough medicine that help you stop coughing. There has been some debate about the efficacy of cough suppressants. Because coughing is a natural response to foreign substances in the lungs, it is not always a good idea to suppress the cough. Some doctors have found they are not effective, especially in children. However, many people still feel cough suppressants are necessary. If you decide to use cough suppressants, they are best used only at night when you are having trouble sleeping.

Market Analysis:

The global market for OTC medicines and dietary supplements reached $128.8 billion in 2012. This market is expected to reach to $142.7 billion in 2013 and $189.7 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9%.

International symposium and workshops:

  1. 2nd World Congress on Infectious Diseases:
    August 25-27, 2016 Philadelphia, USA
  2. International Conference on Allergy:
    March 29-30, 2016 Valencia, Spain
  3. Infection Control 2016:
    Aug 1-2, 2016 - Frankfurt, Germany
  4. International Conference on Microbial Physiology and Genomics:
    Oct 17-19, 2016 Rome, Italy

List of Best International Conferences:

 

1.     7th Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Conference
September 19-21, 2016 Vienna, Austria

2.     7th Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques Conference
Sept 29-Oct 01, 2016 Miami, USA

3.     Global Pharma Expo
October 10-12, 2016 Dubai, UAE

4.     Marine Drugs and Natural Products Conference
July 28-30, 2016 Brisbane, Australia

5.     2nd Parenterals and Injectables Conference
October 24-26, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey

6.     4th Clinical Pharmacy Conference
Oct 31 - Nov 01, 2016 Las Vegas, USA

7.     2nd Drug Discovery and Designing Conference
Oct 31-Nov 02, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey

8.     Pharma Marketing Conference
November 17-19, 2016 Alicante, Spain

9.     Medicinal Chemistry and Computer Aided Drug Designing Conference
December 01-03, 2016 Chicago, USA

10. 5th Pharmacists Annual Meeting
July 11-13, 2016 Brisbane, Australia

11. 5th American Cough Conference

12. Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference

13. Respiratory Pathogens Meeting

14. Ocular Infections Conference

15. Hepatitis C Virus Infection Conference

16. Tropical Medicine and International Health Conference

Relevant Society and Associations:

  • Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • National institutes of allergy and infectious diseases
  • German Center for Infection Research
  • Clinically infectious diseases
  • International Society of Infectious diseases
  • Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases,Pediatric infectious diseases society
  • Infectious disease association of California
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Companies:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Accredo Therapeutics
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • CRITICAL CARE
  • Cané Medical Technology
  • CVS Caremark
  • CuraScript
  • Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Vivisol
  • AIM
  • Henry Schein
  • Snap Diagnostics
  • MediLexicon
  • Nicos Group Inc.
  • Bausch & Lomb Instruments
  • JEDMED
  • Miami Medical
  • Image Stream Medical

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This page was last updated on 11th Sep, 2015

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