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Also, the doctor may prescribe the treatment that is not listed, but according to your medical history is quite appropriate for your medical condition.

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When cough is caused by the common cold, older anti-histamine/decongestant medications and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) are likely to be helpful; newer nonsedating antihistamines and over-the-counter combination cough medications are not likely to be helpful; antibiotics are not indicated.Antihistamines are classified as H1 blockers and H2 blockers, depending on the type of receptors (on the surface of cells) that they act on.H1 receptors are associated with human tissue involving capillaries, and H2 receptors predominate in the lining of the stomach.Therefore, the first step in managing an acute cough is to clinically determine whether it is caused by a potentially serious illness or one of a variety of non–life-threatening conditions (e.g., upper respiratory infection, bronchitis, mild asthma).This list contains the names of many medical problems and the names of drugs that may be used for their treatment.