MYTH: Cough syrups prevent coughs

There is NO GOOD EVIDENCE for or against the effectiveness of OTC medications in acute cough. Studies have reported adverse effects of these medications and described infrequent, mainly minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache and drowsiness.

EMK Foundation

The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.