For temporary relief of dry, barking, spasmodic, croupy, hoarse, brassy, excess mucous, tickling, teasing, or hacking coughs. Helps to control the intensity of coughing. Note: A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, consult healthcare professional. Can be helpful for both children and adults.