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Old 04-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?
Sometimes I eat/take about 10 or more in a day period.

 
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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe eating cough drops won't hurt you at all.
When I'm sick, I eat them suckers just like candy!.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

JMYHNY,

What are the ingredients? Can you list them here?

 
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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

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JMYHNY,

What are the ingredients? Can you list them here?
on the back of the bag: ----I am using-----Halls Mentho-Lyptus Advanced Vapor Action-Strawberry

Active Ingredient: Menthol 3.1mg............................cough suppressant, oral anesthetic.

Inactive Ingredients: FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glucose syrup, sucrose, water

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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

JMYHNY,

Thanks for listing the ingredients. Because it contains an "oral anesthetic" it strikes me as being an over-the-counter medication. If that's the case, then I would recommend that you only use it when you need it for a bad cough. It doesn't cure anything; it just covers up symptoms. So I don't think it's good for long term usuage (when you're feeling well). There's nothing in it that will promote health. Glucose syrup and sucrose will just give you empty calories and may spoil your appetite for healthy meals.

 
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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

My husband when he is sick gets the Vitamin C cough drops and it says on the back of them to take a max of 2 per day.. lol Fat chance of that happening when you are very sick with a cold. My hubby eats them like candy still and has never had an over dose issue... I would say you are fine.

 
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Re: How many is too many cough drops to take during a day?

Ya I can go through a bag pretty quickly if I am sick. I think they just put that on the package for liability issues. But I have never heard that anyone has overdosed on cough drops.

 
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