Cough suppression - PsychonautWiki

Cough suppression

Cough suppression can be described as a decreased desire and need to cough.[1][2] This is typically regarded as a positive effect which helps alleviate a pre-existing ailment. In certain contexts, it can also allow an individual to inhale much larger amounts of smoke than they would usually be able to, without accompanying pain or the desire to cough. However, it is worth noting that the efficacy of many over the counter cough medication is questionable, particularly in children.

Cough suppression is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of antitussive compounds such as, codeine[3], pholcodine, dextromethorphan[4], noscapine, and butamirate. However, it may also occur under the influence of certain antihistamines such as promethazine.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

Experience reports

Annectdotal reports which describe this effect with our experience index include:

See also

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  3. Bolser, D. C., Davenport, P. W. (February 2007). "Codeine and cough: an ineffective gold standard". Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 7 (1): 32–36. doi:10.1097/ACI.0b013e3280115145. ISSN 1528-4050. 
  4. Dealleaume, L., Tweed, B., Neher, J. O. (October 2009). "Do OTC remedies relieve cough in acute URIs?". The Journal of Family Practice. 58 (10): 559a–c. ISSN 1533-7294.