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Winter Health: Coughs

10 minute module

Winter Health: Coughs

An acute cough is most commonly caused by an infection of the upper respiratory tract.1 Adults can be affected with 2-5 episodes of upper respiratory tract infections per year and school children can have as many as 7-10 episodes per year.2 Customers may describe their cough in a variety of ways, and you can help them to find the right product to meet their needs.


  • Know how customers may describe their cough
  • Understand how different ingredients in cough products work (such as guaifenesin or dextromethorphan)
  • Be able to make effective product recommendations
  • Know when to refer to other healthcare professionals as appropriate.

Content developed by CIG Healthcare Partnership working together with Johnson & Johnson.

Date of preparation: November 2018

Product information available at the end of the module.

Originally Published by Pharmacy Network

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