The Importance of Cough Medication


An act experienced by most of us in our lives, coughing is a reflex that our body uses to clear irritants from our airways.[1]

While occasional coughing is normal, coughing frequently can be a sign of an underlying issue. In this article, we’re going to explore the role of cough medication in maintaining your overall respiratory health and wellness. 

Understanding the Cough Reflex

Before we dive into the role of cough medication, it’s essential to understand the cough reflex. Coughing is your body’s way of protecting your airways. When irritants like dust, mucus, or foreign particles enter your throat and lungs, your body responds by coughing to expel these irritants.[1] While this reflex is vital, persistent, and severe coughing can take a toll on your health and well-being. 

The Need for Cough Medication

When you have a cough that just won’t quit, or when it becomes painful and disruptive to your daily life, cough medication can provide much-needed relief. Cough medications like Prospan® by Helixia® decrease symptoms such as frequency of cough, thickness of mucus, and hoarseness of the throat.[2][3] These products play a crucial role in alleviating the discomfort and inconvenience that come with persistent coughs. 

How Cough Medication Supports Respiratory Health

Now, let’s explore how cough medication contributes to your overall respiratory health and wellness:

1. Relieves Irritation [4]

Cough medications contain ingredients that can soothe the irritation in your throat and airways, reducing the need to cough. This helps prevent further inflammation and damage to your respiratory system.

2. Loosen Mucus and Phlegm [5]

Cough medicines like Prospan® by Helixia® help people cough up mucus and phlegm more easily, clearing their airways. By doing this, these medicines make breathing easier and keep our lungs healthy. 

3. Restful Sleep[6]

A persistent cough can disrupt your sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Cough medication generally allows you to get the rest you need to support your immune system and recover from illness. 

4. Supports Your Immune System Indirectly [7]

Cough medications primarily work to alleviate symptoms such as coughing and congestion rather than directly supporting the immune system. However, by helping to clear mucus from the airways, cough medications can indirectly aid the immune system by reducing the burden of pathogens and irritants in the respiratory tract and providing relief.

The Advantage of Prospan® by Helixia®[8] [9]

Helixia®, the #1 pharmacist-recommended natural cold remedy in Canada, offers a range of cough syrups that have been clinically proven for their efficacy. Here are some key advantages of Prospan® by Helixia® for cough relief and your respiratory health:

Clinically Proven Efficacy: Prospan® by Helixia®is backed by scientific research, ensuring that you are getting a solution that works effectively to relieve cough symptoms. 

A Family of Products: Prospan® by Helixia® has three products suitable for different age groups, ensuring that your entire family can find the right solution for their cough symptoms.

Non-Drowsy: Unlike some cough medications that leave you feeling groggy, Prospan® by Helixia® is non-drowsy, allowing you to go about your daily activities without fatigue. 

Alcohol, Dye, and Sucrose-Free: Prospan® by Helixia® is free from common allergens and additives, making this solution suitable for a wide range of individuals, including those with dietary restrictions or sensitivities. 

Suitable for Diabetics: Prospan® by Helixia® is a suitable choice for individuals with diabetes since it doesn’t contain added sugars. 

Remember, while cough medication can provide relief, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional if your cough persists for an extended period or is accompanied by severe symptoms, as it could be a sign of an underlying health issue that needs attention.

This product may not be right for you. Please read and follow the label before use for a list of contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions.

Helixia® is a registered trademark owned by Norwell Consumer Healthcare Inc.

Prospan® is a registered trademark of Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG used under license by Norwell Consumer Healthcare Inc











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