At 12:03 3/15/98 EST, Mikgergolf wrote:
>I use 1-2% lidocaine aerosolized which appears to anesthetize cough receptors
>that are irritated in the upper airways. The basis for this is the use of
>aerosols of lidocaine in anesthesiology and EM to anesthetize the hypopharynx
>for awake intubations.
This is the mechanism of action for Tessalon Perles (Forest Labs).
Can't bite or chem them, however, they must be swallowed whole.
Downside -> very pricey! For a bad cough and a need for alertness however,
these work well and I (gladly) pay th eprice.
Paul S. Robinson, PA-C See you in Salt Lake City!
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