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Table 2 Cough characteristics at baseline according to types of administered antitussives (centrals vs levodropropizine)

From: Prospective study of the efficacy of antibiotics versus antitussive drugs for the management of URTI-related acute cough in children

  Central Antitussives (CA) n = 44 Levodropropizine (LDP) n = 79 p
Cough Type (%)
 Productive 25 % 75 % 0,1773 (NS)
 Dry 41.8 % 58.2 %
 Mix 25 % 75 %%
Cough Intensity (%)
 Mild 38.5 % 61.5 % 0.7517 (NS)
 Moderate 33.3 % 66.7 %
 Severe 40.6 % 59.4 %
Cough Frequency (%)
 Occasional 24 % 76 % 0.3869 (NS)
 Frequent 38.6 % 61.4 %
 Continuous 40 % 60 %