Evaluation of therapeutic effectiveness of codeine in chronic cough

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LIAO, Pei Fei (Taipei Tzu-chi hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Pei Fei Liao: Department of pharmacy, Taipei Tzu-chi hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Province of China
    Yao-Kuang Wu: Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Taipei Tzu-chi hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Chronic cough (persisting beyond 8 weeks) is distressing, disruptive and debilitating. It interrupts the conversation, sleep, social participation and daily activities. In Taiwan, codeine is classified as a secondary control drug by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and is practiced only for analgesic and cough. However, we found that

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