Of course, even with a com­mon cold, a doc­tor should pre­scribe treat­ment, but some­times there are such sit­u­a­tions that it is not pos­si­ble to seek med­ical help right now, and the cough lit­er­al­ly haunts. You can con­sult with a phar­ma­cist at a phar­ma­cy, but it’s bet­ter to know the means your­self that will help you quick­ly alle­vi­ate the con­di­tion.

Top best cough syrups




The drug is a group of expec­to­rant mucolyt­ic drugs act­ing in sev­er­al direc­tions. At the first stage, it nor­mal­izes the vis­cos­i­ty and elas­tic­i­ty of mucus, facil­i­tates its exit, then it nor­mal­izes spu­tum secre­tion, relieves inflam­ma­tion and swelling in the res­pi­ra­to­ry organs, and helps restore mucous mem­branes.

The drug works not only in acute and chron­ic bron­chopul­monary dis­eases, but also in inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases of the nasophar­ynx.

The active sub­stance of the syrup is car­bo­cys­teine. In the list of con­traindi­ca­tions, some dis­eases of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract and kid­neys are in the acute stage. The drug is a clear green liq­uid with a caramel fla­vor.

Flu­ditec is con­sid­ered an effec­tive rem­e­dy, many users attribute its com­plex action and good tol­er­a­bil­i­ty to the advan­tages.



An all nat­ur­al expec­to­rant based on ivy extract is suit­able for the treat­ment of wet cough in chil­dren and adults. It is one of the most pop­u­lar drugs that pedi­a­tri­cians and ther­a­pists often rec­om­mend to patients. Due to the nat­ur­al, safe com­po­si­tion of the prod­uct, it is allowed to be tak­en by chil­dren from 2–3 years old. The main active ingre­di­ent has a mucolyt­ic, expec­to­rant, anti­spas­mod­ic effect, dilutes spu­tum and facil­i­tates its dis­charge. The prod­uct is made in the form of a sweet syrup with a light grassy taste and smell.

Many users con­sid­er Ger­bion one of the best wet cough syrups. They like the nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion, pleas­ant taste, and the absence of side effects dur­ing the intake. In the reviews, many write that the rem­e­dy very quick­ly relieves a severe cough, helps even in dif­fi­cult cas­es. There were no neg­a­tive reviews for this prod­uct.



Many con­sumers con­sid­er the syrup to be a reli­able rem­e­dy with high effi­cien­cy. It is an over-the-counter drug with the active sub­stance ambrox­ol hydrochlo­ride. Ambrobene is indi­cat­ed for acute and chron­ic dis­eases of the res­pi­ra­to­ry tract with impaired for­ma­tion and spu­tum pro­duc­tion.

The advan­tages of the drug include the absence of sug­ar in the com­po­si­tion and the extreme­ly rare man­i­fes­ta­tion of side effects. The list of con­traindi­ca­tions for use is min­i­mal.

The syrup reduces the vis­cos­i­ty of spu­tum, stim­u­lates its for­ma­tion and excre­tion. The effect of the recep­tion is man­i­fest­ed with­in half an hour and lasts up to 6–12 hours. The tool addi­tion­al­ly exhibits an antiox­i­dant effect.

Does not con­tain dyes, adults note its pleas­ant sweet­ish taste with rasp­ber­ry aro­ma.



An effec­tive expec­to­rant mucolyt­ic agent, which is pre­scribed for pul­monary dis­eases, pro­longed cough and bronchial asth­ma. The main active ingre­di­ent is ambrox­ol hydrochlo­ride. Good, both in the ini­tial stages of dis­eases, and with a pro­longed cough. “Lazolvan” pro­motes liq­ue­fac­tion, spu­tum dis­charge, and rather quick­ly facil­i­tates breath­ing. The rem­e­dy is very effec­tive in the treat­ment of child­hood colds — it is allowed to be tak­en by babies under two years of age.

Adults take it main­ly in the form of a syrup, chil­dren are often rec­om­mend­ed a solu­tion of the drug for inhala­tion. In both forms of release, the drug, accord­ing to users, is very effec­tive, quick­ly helps to alle­vi­ate the con­di­tion even with severe obstruc­tive bron­chi­tis. The only draw­back of the rem­e­dy is the high like­li­hood of side effects com­pared to herbal prepa­ra­tions.



Com­bined drug, with a rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple com­po­si­tion. It con­tains a liq­uid alco­holic extract of thyme and potas­si­um bro­mide. Accord­ing to the phar­ma­co­log­i­cal clas­si­fi­ca­tion, it is an expec­to­rant. Thyme extract stim­u­lates the secre­tion and dis­charge of spu­tum, while reduc­ing the vis­cos­i­ty of the secre­tions. Potas­si­um bro­mide has a calm­ing effect. Per­tussin soft­ens the throat.

Sug­ar syrup and alco­hol are present as aux­il­iary com­po­nents, which must be tak­en into account for cer­tain cat­e­gories of patients. Con­traindi­ca­tions are also asso­ci­at­ed with the pres­ence of sug­ar and ethanol in the prepa­ra­tion.

It is used for a wet, unpro­duc­tive cough that accom­pa­nies acute res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tions, tra­cheitis, bron­chi­tis. The course of admis­sion can be from 10 to 14 days. The prod­uct has a sweet sug­ary taste. May cause heart­burn, so it is rec­om­mend­ed to take it after a meal.

Many con­sumers note the effec­tive­ness of the drug, and its low cost is an absolute advan­tage.



Herbal expec­to­rant based on ivy extract. It is a fair­ly com­mon ingre­di­ent in cough syrups, but the qual­i­ty and effec­tive­ness of ivy-based prod­ucts varies wide­ly. “Prospan” is pro­duced in Ger­many, there­fore it is con­sid­ered one of the best dosage forms with an extract of this plant. It has a pow­er­ful mucolyt­ic, expec­to­rant effect. There are very few con­traindi­ca­tions and side effects of the drug.

Many users pur­chase Prospan to treat all fam­i­ly mem­bers, as it can be tak­en by both adults and very young chil­dren. Due to the pleas­ant sweet taste, the med­i­cine is easy to take. The first effect is notice­able the very next day after the start of the intake — the cough sub­sides, the spu­tum begins to move away bet­ter. But there are times when users con­sid­er the drug is not effec­tive enough.



Syrup Sto­dal is a home­o­path­ic med­i­cine. It con­sists of both chem­i­cal ele­ments and sub­stances of plant ori­gin. It is this com­bined com­po­si­tion that deter­mines the high expec­to­rant effect of Sto­dal syrup. Due to the pres­ence of med­i­c­i­nal plants in the com­po­si­tion, the drug has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect.

Sto­dal syrup is pre­scribed for var­i­ous infec­tious and inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases of the res­pi­ra­to­ry tract: tra­cheitis, bron­chi­tis, pneu­mo­nia. The com­po­nents that make up the drug are per­fect­ly com­bined and com­ple­ment each oth­er with their effect. The main effect of the drug is to thin the vis­cous spu­tum and remove it from the res­pi­ra­to­ry tract. Plant com­po­nents help relieve spasm and restore the soft tis­sues of the bronchi.

The drug can be pur­chased at a phar­ma­cy with­out a pre­scrip­tion. How­ev­er, before tak­ing it, you should con­sult with your doc­tor. The syrup is tak­en oral­ly, in the required dosage. For the con­ve­nience of patients, the pack­age con­tains a mea­sur­ing cap.



Herbal med­i­cine based on the extract of thyme herb ordi­nary. The main advan­tages of the drug are low cost, nat­u­ral­ness and effec­tive­ness. Bron­cho­plant helps well with a wet cough, when spu­tum dis­charge is dif­fi­cult. The main active ingre­di­ent reduces the vis­cos­i­ty of spu­tum, mak­ing it eas­i­er to dis­charge. The drug is often pre­scribed by pedi­a­tri­cians and ther­a­pists for bron­chi­tis, tra­cheitis, whoop­ing cough. Due to the nat­u­ral­ness and soft­ness of the action of the prod­uct, it can be used by chil­dren from one year old.

Users in the reviews praise the drug, rec­om­mend it for use. They like the nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion of the prod­uct, its effec­tive­ness and low price. Com­pared to most cough med­i­cines, the cost of Bron­cho­plant is almost two times low­er. It has a min­i­mum of side effects and con­traindi­ca­tions, but, as in the case of oth­er drugs, the devel­op­ment of indi­vid­ual intol­er­ance is not exclud­ed.



Nat­ur­al expec­to­rant based on a com­plex of med­i­c­i­nal extracts. Addi­tion­al­ly, it has a mucolyt­ic and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect. It is used for var­i­ous dis­eases of the res­pi­ra­to­ry tract, accom­pa­nied by a cough with spu­tum dif­fi­cult to sep­a­rate. The syrup is uni­ver­sal, suit­able for the whole fam­i­ly, it is allowed for use by chil­dren from six months. The safe­ty of the herbal com­po­si­tion is due to a small num­ber of con­traindi­ca­tions. It is not rec­om­mend­ed to take it for dia­betes due to the sug­ar con­tent and indi­vid­ual intol­er­ance to indi­vid­ual com­po­nents.

Judg­ing by the reviews of users and doc­tors, the rem­e­dy is effec­tive, quick­ly relieves cough­ing, and helps relieve inflam­ma­tion. The advan­tages of many include afford­able cost, pleas­ant taste, ease of use due to the pres­ence of a mea­sur­ing cap. The syrup is often rec­om­mend­ed by pedi­a­tri­cians due to its effec­tive­ness and safe com­po­si­tion.



Good herbal expec­to­rant based on nat­ur­al extracts of thyme and ivy. Thanks to a suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tion of two med­i­c­i­nal plants, the drug is com­plete­ly safe, has a min­i­mum num­ber of con­traindi­ca­tions and side effects, but at the same time is effec­tive in cas­es of dif­fi­cult spu­tum dis­charge. In addi­tion, the rem­e­dy has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect, helps in the treat­ment of bron­chi­tis, tra­cheitis and oth­er res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­eases.

Users like that this syrup can be used for the whole fam­i­ly — it works equal­ly well for adults and chil­dren from 3 months of age. Many con­sid­er it the best cough rem­e­dy for chil­dren and adults, as improve­ment occurs from the first day of use. And, of course, one of the advan­tages of the drug is its nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion. The only down­side is the alco­hol con­tent.

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