Remedy For Coughing Up Phlegm?
, I have experienced a cough with phlegm for several days but have not yet healed. then I bought medicine at the pharmacy to relieve my cough. but on the other hand I also take herbal medicine. is it permissible to consume herbal medicines and drug pharmacies, in the same time span? thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The question that you ask, is actually a question about drug interactions. Some drugs, when taken together can interact, causing one drug to negate the effects of other drugs, to strengthen excessively, or even poison the body. So considering the actual drug interactions is quite important, especially if the doctor plans to prescribe patients with more than one drug.
But to be able to answer your question, you need information about the generic content of each drug you take. Many branded drugs in circulation have more than one generic content. So if one does not interact, not necessarily the other is the same. In addition there are also herbal medicine manufacturers who are not responsible for including non-herbal components in the medicine, so that which should be safe because it comes from plants, so it is not safe because there is a chemical content. Not to mention there are various types of cough medicine content. Therefore when you mention cough medicine and herbal medicine, it is still too broad a possibility to be specifically determined whether there really is an interaction or not.
Therefore, your choice is that you can make more questions by specifying the contents of each drug, by visiting the nearest general practitioner and bringing both drugs for immediate examination, or can also consume both but given a gap of at least 2 hours.
To get rid of cough with phlegm itself, you can try consuming warm water mixed with ginger, honey or lemon, eating lozenges, bathing or soaking in warm water, avoiding cigarettes, and if all is not successful, consult your doctor for further treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.