Sun January 01, 2012 By: Vaibhav Shrotriya

Why cough syrups contains alcohols?

Expert Reply
Sun January 01, 2012
Alcohol is most often used in cough syrups because it is an excellent solvent, in some ways better than water for keeping the other ingredients dissolved in the proper liquid form. Preparations made with alcohol will keep almost indefinitely while made with water will not.
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