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An antitussive is a medicinal preparation designed to suppress the body's urge to cough through sigma receptor agonism. It is most effective for "dry coughs."

[top]Common antitussives

  • Codeine is renowned for its ability as an antitussive, however, its potential for abuse had led to alternative formulations taking prevalence within the market.
  • Dextromethorphan is the dominant antitussive of the current market and is available as an "Over-the-counter drug."
  • Noscapine is a sigma receptor agonist which also shows anticancer activity. Like DXM, it has a history of abuse in several countries, being readily available from local pharmacies without a prescription. The effects are similar to DXM and alcohol.

Contributors: D-M, viscosity
Created by D-M, 10-26-2009 at 04:22 PM
Last edited by viscosity, 06-16-2010 at 12:34 PM
Last comment by nigtv on 11-04-2009 at 12:37 AM
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